Celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi 2019 in India

Ganesh Chaturthi is a 10-day Hindu festival celebrated from the 4th to 14th day of the bright fortnight in the month of Bhadrapada according to Hindu Calendar to honor the elephant-headed God – Lord Ganesha. Lord Ganesha is considered as one of the most important deities of Hindus. Ganesha is known by 108 different names and he is believed to be the Lord of Arts and Sciences and the deva of wisdom. This year, the festival will begin on 2nd September and ends on 12th September. | Celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi 2019 in India |

Celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi 2019 in India

Celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi 2019 in India

Celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi 2019 in India

The spectacular festival of Ganesh Chaturthi honors the birth of the beloved Hindu elephant-headed god. Lord Ganesha is popularly worshiped for his ability to remove obstacles and bring good fortune to education and life. During the time of Ganesh Chaturthi, Lord Ganesha statues are paraded through cities and immersed in bodies of water on the day of Visarjan. The festival is celebrated in a very public manner where local communities compete with each other to put the most impressive and attractive Ganesha statue for display.

Celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi 2019 in India

Celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi 2019 in India

The 11-day celebration falls in August or September. In 2019, Ganesh Chaturthi takes place on Monday, September 2. The festival extends over 11 days with the biggest spectacle happening on the last day called Anant Chaturdasi day, which falls on September 12, 2019. The festival is mainly celebrated in the state of Maharashtra. Book Pune to Mumbai taxi and celebrate this Ganesh Chaturthi in Mumbai. Or just book an hourly rental cab in Mumbai to explore the Ganesh mandaps in the Mumbai city itself.

Celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi 2019 in India

Celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi 2019 in India

It originated here as a public festival in the city of Pune for more than 125 years. Although there is debate over who started it there (Sardar Krishnaji Khasgiwale, freedom fighter Bhausaheb Rangari or freedom fighter Lokmanya Tilak), its main purpose was to bring people of different classes and castes together to unite them against the British rule. The idol at Dagdusheth Halwai Ganpati temple in Budhwar Peth is very popular and historical.

Celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi 2019 in India

Celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi 2019 in India

The festival begins with the installation of huge elaborately crafted statutes of Ganesha in homes and podiums, which have been specially constructed and beautifully decorated. Artisans put months of effort into making the statues. It’s forbidden to look at the moon on this first night as legend had it the moon laughed at Lord Ganesha when he fell from his vehicle, the rat. On Ananta Chaturdasi (the last day), the statues are paraded through the streets, accompanied by much singing and dancing, and then immersed in the ocean or other bodies of water. In Mumbai alone, more than 150,000 statues are immersed each year!

Celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi 2019 in India

Celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi 2019 in India

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