It’s Ganesh Chaturthi today and the entire country is indulged in the festivity as they welcome the Vighanharta this year. The marks the birthday of Lord Ganesha and is generally celebrated for 10-14 days. Several artistic statues of Ganpati are being installed in colorfully decorated ‘pandals’ in homes, localities and temples. On this day, devotees pray to the God for prosperity and unhindered new beginnings. Also known as 'Vinayak Chaturthi', the festival is celebrated during the Hindu month of Bhadra (mid-August to mid-September). The festival ends on the 14th day of the fortnight, called 'Ananta Chaturdashi' after which the idol of Lord Ganesha is immersed in water. During the festival, local communities put up public pandals for mass worship, while families bring home small clay idols to pray. Not just the aam admi, but several celebs are also spotted celebrating the festival. Here’s a looks at the Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations in India
Actress Shilpa Shetty brings home the idol of Lord Ganesh along with hubby Raj Kundra and son Viaan.
Cricketer Harbhajan Singh poses in front of a huge Ganpati statue as he wishes his fans a happy Ganesh Chaturthi.
Actor Sushant Singh Rajput too posed with some spectacular idols of Lord Ganesha.
A family takes home the idol of Ganpati on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi.
Television actor Kinshuk Vaidya welcomes Ganpati at his home.
The famous statue of Lalbaugcha Raja from Mumbai looks magnificent.
Artisians busy giving finishing touches to a 28 feet tall idol of Lord Ganesha on the eve of Ganesh Chaturthi at Athgaon in Guwahati.
Naagin actress Mouni Roy celebrates Ganesh Chathurthi with friend.
Indians prepare to load an idol of elephant headed Hindu god Ganesha on to a vehicle on the eve of Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Ahmadabad.
After worshipping the idols in their homes or at worship venues, devotees immerse them in water bodies at the end of the festival.