Ganesh Chaturthi, 19 September 2012 (Vinayaka Chavithi)

Today, 19 September 2012 is Ganesh Chaturthi, Vinayaka Chavithi festival (Parthiv Ganesh Pujan). It marks the beginning of Ganapati Navratri celebrations in Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Gujarat, and many other North Indian states.

Ganesh Chaturthi falls on Shukla Paksha (bright fortnight) of Bhadrapada Month in Hindu calendar.

Ganesh Festival celebrations start with Ganesh Chaturthi day and end with Anant Chaturdasi Ganesh Visarjan (immersion of Ganesha idols).

Public Ganesh festival celebrations (Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav) were started by Sri Balagangadhar Tilak during the freedom fight against the British in Pune in order to unite all Indians.

Worship eco-friendly/ clay ganesh idols to protect our environment and water sources from pollution.

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Ganeshotsav, a 10-day festival dedicated to Lord Ganesha, who is known as the destroyer of obstacles (Vighna nashaka & Vighnadhipathi), is celebrated in spectacular manner in Mumbai, Pune, Thane, Nagpur, Nashik & all other cities in Maharashtra; Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam (Vizag) & Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh; Surat & Ahmedabad in Gujarat states of India.

Not only in India, Ganesh festival is also celebrated in other countries where considerable Indian Hindu population live. In USA, UK, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Dubai, Muscat & France the festival celebrations touch high ends.

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