Lord Ganesh’s birthday is celebrated as Ganesh Chaturthi every year. This year, Ganesh Chaturthi is being celebrated on September 10, across the country. As such, people are gearing up to welcome ‘Ganpati Bappa’ in their own unique ways. Also known as Vinayaka or Ganpati, Lord Ganesh is revered as the God of new beginnings and the remover of all obstacles.
Ganesh Chaturthi which starts on September 10, 2021 is celebrated with much love, zeal and fervour as it spreads the message of positivity, health, and happiness for everyone. The celebrations of Ganesh Chaturthi go on for 11 days and eventually end with the immersion of the idol. Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated on Chaturthi Tithi of Shukla Paksha, which is the fourth day of the fortnight between the new moon and the full moon of Bhadrapada, in the Hindu calendar month of Bhadrapada. As per the Gregorian calendar, this day usually falls in the month of August or September. The Ganeshotsav festivities begin on Ganesh Chaturthi (September 10) and end after 10 days on Anant Chaturdashi, also known as the day of Ganesh Visarjan. On this day, devotees immerse idol of Lord Ganesha in a water body close by. Thousands of devotees not only visit temples and pandals to offer prayers to Lord Ganesh, but also decorate idols and place them in their homes. Devotees worship Lord Ganesha, the Hindu god of wisdom, prosperity and fortune, and seek blessings for their families.