29 August 2014 is Ganesh Chaturthi, Vinayaka Chavithi festival (Parthiva Ganapathi Pujan). It marks the beginning of Ganpati 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 begins with Ganesh Chaturthi day and ends with Anant Chaturdashi 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.
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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Ganesh Chaturthi 2014 date in other countries
Ganesh Chaturthi 2014 in USA (Hawaii – Honolulu) – August 29
Ganesh Chaturthi 2014 in USA (PST – Seattle, Vancouver BC, California, Oregon) – August 29
Ganesh Chaturthi 2014 in USA (MST – Denver CO) – August 29
Ganesh Chaturthi 2014 in USA (CST – Chicago IL) – August 29
Ganesh Chaturthi 2014 in USA (EST – New York NY) – August 29
Ganesh Chaturthi 2014 in UK & Europe – August 29
Ganesh Chaturthi 2014 in Dubai (UAE) & Gulf countries – August 29
Ganesh Chaturthi 2014 in Malaysia – August 29
Ganesh Chaturthi 2014 in Singapore – August 29
Ganesh Chaturthi 2014 in Australia – August 29
Ganesh Chaturthi 2014 in New Zealand – August 29