Today, 13 September 2018, is Ganesh Chaturthi (Vinayaka Chavithi, Parthiva Ganapati Pujan). It falls on fourth day in Shukla Paksha of Bhadrapad month as per all lunar Hindu calendars.
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, Secunderabad, Warangal, Nizamabad in Telangana, Visakhapatnam (Vizag), Vijayawada, Amaravathi, Guntur, Nellore, Kurnool in Andhra Pradesh; Surat, Ahmedabad, Vadodara (Baroda) in Gujarat and many other states of India.
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Visakhapatnam and Vijayawada are known for tallest eco-friendly Ganesha idols in Andhra Pradesh. Khairatabad Ganesh idol in Hyderabad is hugely popular among tallest Ganesh idols in Telangana. Balapur Ganesh is more famous for its Ganesh Laddu Auction which fetches more than 10 lakh rupees to Balapur Ganesh Utsava Samithi every year.
Ganpati idols in Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav of Mumbai & Pune have the grandeur in attractive celebrations. Lalbaugcha Raja Ganpati & GSB Seva Mandal Ganesh in Sion are among two most popular Ganesh mandals in Mumbai.
Not only in India, Ganesh festival is also celebrated in other countries where considerable Indian Hindu population reside. In USA, UK, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Dubai, Muscat & France the festival is celebrated with utmost gusto.
Here you can read Ganesh Chaturthi Puja Mantras or prayers to stotras to chant during Ganesha Chaturthi puja.
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