Ganesh Chaturthi

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Ganesh Chaturthi

Ganesh Chaturthi
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Ganesh Chaturthi, additionally referred to as Vinayaka Chaturthi, or Vinayaka Chaviti is a Hindu pageant celebrating the once a year arrival of the Hindu god Ganesha to earth from his celestial abode. The pageant is marked with the set up of Ganesha`s clay murtis privately in houses and publicly on problematic pandals.
Observances: Prayer celebrations & the immersion of deities.
Date: Wednesday, 31 August, 2022
Celebrations: Chanting of Vedic hymns and Hindu texts, prayers, final day: processions, idol immersion
Ends: eleven days after the begin
Also known as: Chavithi, Chouthi, Ganeshotsav

Ganesh Chaturthi, additionally known as Vinayaka Chaturthi, in Hinduism, 10-day pageant marking the start of the elephant-headed deity Ganesha, the god of prosperity and wisdom. It starts at the fourth day (chaturthi) of the month of Bhadrapada (August–September), the 6th month of the Hindu calendar.

At the begin of the pageant, idols of Ganesha are positioned on raised structures in houses or in elaborately embellished out of doors tents. The worship starts with the pranapratishtha, a ritual to invoke lifestyles withinside the idols, observed with the aid of using shhodashopachara, or the sixteen approaches of paying tribute. Amid the chanting of Vedic hymns from non secular texts just like the Ganesh Upanishad, the idols are anointed with crimson sandalwood paste and yellow and crimson flowers. Ganesha is likewise presented coconut, jaggery, and 21 modaks (candy dumplings), taken into consideration to be Ganesha`s favored food.

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