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Ganesh Chaturthi 2018: Here's the history, rituals, and importance of this festival

Ganesh Chaturthi 2018: Read about Ganesh Chaturthi festival's history, rituals, and importance in India.
India TV Lifestyle Desk
Written by: India TV Lifestyle Desk New Delhi September 13, 2018 15:29 IST

Ganesh Chaturthi 2018: Here's the history, rituals, and importance of this festival

The festival is celebrated to mark the birth of Lord Ganesha who is the god of wisdom.

Ganesh Chaturthi 2018: History and Importance

While the festive atmosphere buzzing in the town, let us tell you the history and significance of this festival that is celebrated annually among Hindu followers.

This 11-day festival commences on Shukla Paksha Chaturthi of Bhaadrapada month which falls in the months of August or September of the Gregorian calendar. Ganesh Chaturthi will be celebrated on September 13 this year.

Ganesh Chaturthi which is also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi or Ganesh Chauth,  is celebrated to enjoy new beginnings and the removal of obstacles.

According to the rituals, on the last day of the festival which is called Ganesh Visarjan, devotees immerse idol of Lord Ganesha in a water body close by.

Talking of the significance of Ganesh Chaturthi, the festival signifies togetherness when families and friends come together for celebration.

Ganesh Chaturthi 2018: Celebration

To mark the festival, Ganesha idols are installed in homes, or publicly in elaborate temporary pandals. Prayers are offered to Lord Ganesha during Madhyahna or mid-day. The huge celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi includes new clothes, sweets and dance processions on streets. 

Happy Ganesh Chaturthi to all our readers!

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