A festival of lord Ganesha

siddhivinayak temple in kanpur

A religious festival observed by hindus To celebrate the birth of Lord Ganesh called Ganesh Chaturthi.

According to the mythological anecdotes

Lord Ganesh is worshipped as the god of wisdom, good fortune and prosperity. This Hindu festivity, also popularly known as Vinayaka Chavithi or Vinayaka Chaturthi in many places, commences in the month of Bhaadrapada that kicks off on the shukla chaturthi and last for 10-12 days. Celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi usually falls between 20 August and 15 September every year. Ganesh Chaturthi 2016 was celebrated on Monday,5th of september.

It is an important festival and observed with fervour in the states of  Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu Karnataka,  and Andhra Pradesh.Lord Ganesh is easily recognized for his elephant head irrespective of his other attributes.

Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated with great enthusiasm by the devotees across India by offering prayers and preparing sweet dishes. Markets are embellished and skilled artisans start crafting clay models of Lord Ganesh in various poses,


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