Ganesh Chaturthi 2019: Here's EVERYTHING you need to know about the festival

Ganesh Chaturthi 2019: Ganesh Chaturthi is the 10-day festival that celebrates Lord Ganesh in all its glory. Here’s everything you need to know about the festival. Find out more
Ganesh Chaturthi 2019: Here's EVERYTHING you need to know about the festivalGanesh Chaturthi 2019: Here's EVERYTHING you need to know about the festival
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Ganesh Chaturthi is an auspicious day for the Hindus as it marks the birthday of Lord Ganesh. Every year the day is celebrated in the Hindu month of Bhadrapada with a lot of fun and excitement. This year, the auspicious day falls on September 2. 

 

The birthday of Lord Ganesh also marks the first day of the 10-day festival called Ganesh Chaturthi. The ten-day-long festival ends on Ananta Chaturdashi with the immersion of Ganesha idols. It is believed by people that Lord Ganesha himself descends on Earth to bless his devotees on this day and any and everyone who worships the Lord during this time is certain to find success in whatever they endeavour.

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Ganesh Chaturthi History:

It is believed that Goddess Parvati carved out Ganesh from a Sandalwood paste. She then left him out to guard while she was taking a bath. When Lord Shiva came back, Ganesh did not allow him to pass by which in turn made him furious. This resulted in Lord Shiva severing the child’s head. When Goddess Parvati returned, she was extremely heartbroken which led Lord Shiva to promise that he would bring Ganesh back to life. Now to bring him back to life, they needed to search for the child’s head but all they could manage to find was a baby elephant’s head. And that is how Lord Ganesha was re-born with the head of a baby elephant. Lord Ganesha is also addressed as Gajanana, Ganesh, Gajadant among others.

 

Ganesh Chaturthi Celebration:

 

Most of the credit goes to freedom fighter Lokmanya Tilak who started the tradition of Ganesh Chaturthi in order for people to come and unite. The main motive was to unite people and inculcate feelings of patriotism in them. Now, each year people build Ganesha idols prior to the festival and conduct poojas for 10 days until the idol is finally emersed in water. Localities put up pandals in which huge statues of Lord Ganesha are put up. Slogans of Ganpati Bappa Morya, Purchya Varshi Laukariya is chanted during the Visarjan. 

Ganesh Chaturthi 2019 Date and Time:

Ganesh Chaturthi Date: September 2, 2019

Ganesha Visarjan Date: September 12, 2019

Ganesha Puja Time: 11:05 am to 01:36 pm

 

Not just India, this larger than life festival is also celebrated in parts of Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia, Afghanistan, Nepal and China.

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