Lord Ganesha is revered as the lord of wisdom, knowledge and prosperity and his blessings are known to remove obstacles from one’s life. Also known as Vinayak Chaturthi, this day is celebrated as the birthday of Lord Ganesha, the dear son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. One of the grandest and the most elaborate festivals in the country, it lasts for 10 days, culminating on Ananta Chaturdashi when huge, life-like clay idols of the lord are immersed in the sea, symbolizing a ritual see-off when he heads back to Kailash taking away all of mankind’s misfortunes.
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For students who seek to illumine their minds with knowledge or the elderly who seek blessings to thwart life’s misfortunes, Lord Ganesha remains a savior to this day. Traditional Indians still celebrate the Ganesh Chaturthi festival with great fervor and the ten days of the festival are marked by delicious treats prepared for the lord, devotees thronging mandaps where idols are placed and also families getting together to celebrate the festival as per their tradition. Generally bedecked idols of Lord Ganesha are placed on raised platforms at homes and outdoor spaces, flowers are offered, chants are recited to appease the lord and gifts are exchanged on this occasion as well. The final procession with the screams of “Ganapathi Bappa Morya, Agle Baras Tu Jaldi Aa” which translates to “Dear Ganesha, please bless us early next year” resound the streets of the various cities where this festival is celebrated in all its glory.
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