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Multi-day annual Hindu festival revering god Ganesh

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Ganesh Chaturthi: Multi-day annual Hindu festival revering god Ganesh
Ganesh Chaturthi, also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi, is a Hindu festival celebrating the arrival of Ganesh to earth from Kailash Parvat with his mother Goddess Parvati/Gauri. The festival is marked with the installation of Ganesh clay idols privately in homes, or publicly on elaborate pandals. Observations include chanting of Vedic hymns and Hindu texts such as, prayers and brata (fasting). Offerings and prasadam from the daily prayers, that are distributed from the pandal to the community, include sweets such as modaka as it is believed to be a favourite of Lord Ganesh. The festival ends on the tenth day after start, when the idol is carried in a public procession with music and group chanting, then immersed in a nearby body of water such as a river or sea. In Mumbai alone, around 150,000 statues are immersed annually. Thereafter the clay idol dissolves and Ganesh is believed to return to Mount Kailash to Parvati and Shiva. The festival celebrates Lord Ganesh as the God of New Beginnings and the Remover of Obstacles as well as the god of wisdom and intelligence and is observed throughout India, especially in the states such as Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Odisha, West Bengal, Gujarat and Chhattisgarh, and is usually celebrated privately at home in Tamil Nadu. Ganesh Chaturthi is also observed in Nepal and by the Hindu diaspora elsewhere such as in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Singapore, Malaysia, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, Suriname, other parts of the Caribbean, Fiji, Mauritius, South Africa United States, and Europe. In the Gregorian calendar, Ganesh Chaturthi falls between 22 August and 20 September every year.

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Ganesh Chaturthi and Muharram unite people across faiths [Video]

Ganesh Chaturthi and Muharram unite people across faiths

The festivals in India do not just offer a temporary reprieve from the daily grind but also serve as a medium to promote peace and brotherhood as people from across faiths gather at one place to..

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Ganpati Visarjan: Uddhav Thackeray, Devendra Fadnavis, others immerse idols [Video]

Ganpati Visarjan: Uddhav Thackeray, Devendra Fadnavis, others immerse idols

The immersion of Lord Ganesha idols, marking the conclusion of 11-day long Vinayaka Chaturthi festivities, was held here on Tuesday with participants wearing masks and following social distancing norms..

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Ludhiana's Sikh restaurateur makes chocolate Ganesha for Hindu festival [Video]

Ludhiana's Sikh restaurateur makes chocolate Ganesha for Hindu festival

When it comes to celebrating festivals in India, the differences of caste and faith dilute and people come together to create a strong bond of humanity. The same can be witnessed amidst Ganesha..

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Ankita Lokhande performs Gauri Ganpati puja with mother, shares video [Video]

Ankita Lokhande performs Gauri Ganpati puja with mother, shares video

Actor Ankita Lokhande performed Mahalaxmi puja at home. The Manikarnika actor performed the puja post Ganesh Chaturthi. Ankita shared a glimpse of the puja with her mother on Instagram. She decked up..

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Ganesh Chaturthi: Watch Sanjay Dutt performing aarti with wife Maanayata, kids [Video]

Ganesh Chaturthi: Watch Sanjay Dutt performing aarti with wife Maanayata, kids

Sanjay Dutt celebrated Ganesh Chaturthi with his wife Maanayata and kids Iqra and Shahraan. In a video, Sanjay and his family is seen performing aarti on the occasion. The video was shared by Maanayata..

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Salman Khan, other celebs gather at Sohail Khan's house for Ganesh visarjan [Video]

Salman Khan, other celebs gather at Sohail Khan's house for Ganesh visarjan

Actor Salman Khan attended the Ganpati celebrations at Sohail Khan's residence on August 23. Salman's family members had welcomed Lord Ganesha on August 22 as Ganesh Chaturthi began and took part in..

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Lord Ganesha features as doctor in COVID hospital themed pandal [Video]

Lord Ganesha features as doctor in COVID hospital themed pandal

To celebrate the Ganesh Chaturthi festival, a COVID-19 hospital themed Ganesh pandal has been set up in Nagpur. The pandal is made to look like a COVID hospital in which Lord Ganesha is represented as..

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Watch: Salman Khan's family welcomes Ganpati at their house like every year [Video]

Watch: Salman Khan's family welcomes Ganpati at their house like every year

Nation is celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi festival with much zeal. Devotees are visiting temples and offering prayers to Lord Ganesha. Priests are perform 'arti' and 'hawan' of Bappa, donning face masks..

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Ganesh Chaturthi: PM Modi, Bollywood celebs, other politicians extend wishes [Video]

Ganesh Chaturthi: PM Modi, Bollywood celebs, other politicians extend wishes

Nation celebrates Ganesh Chaturthi festival with fervour. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah extended greetings to people on the occasion. Union Ministers Rajnath Singh and..

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Watch: How you can stay safe on this Ganesh Chaturthi [Video]

Watch: How you can stay safe on this Ganesh Chaturthi

The 11-day Ganesh Chaturthi festival is being celebrated with fervour across India. The Covid pandemic, however, has altered many aspects of the festivities. In Maharashtra, Ganesh Chaturthi is being..

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Ganesh Chaturthi: Indore woman makes coronavirus-themed Ganpati idol [Video]

Ganesh Chaturthi: Indore woman makes coronavirus-themed Ganpati idol

A woman from Indore made a unique Ganpati idol ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi. Nidhi Sharma made a coronavirus-themed Ganpati idol using chocolate to pay tribute to COVID warriors as well as to spread..

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Khairatabad Ganesha Association sets up 9-feet tall Dhanvantari Ganesh idol in Hyderabad [Video]

Khairatabad Ganesha Association sets up 9-feet tall Dhanvantari Ganesh idol in Hyderabad

Khairatabad Ganesha Association made a 9-feet tall Ganesha idol in Hyderabad ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi. The idol is in Dhanvantari avatar of Lord Vishnu, Dhanvantari means doctor of Gods. Khairatabad..

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Artist makes 'sanitizer Ganesha idols' ahead of Ganesha Chaturthi in Mumbai [Video]

Artist makes 'sanitizer Ganesha idols' ahead of Ganesha Chaturthi in Mumbai

An artist from Mumbai's Ghatkopar made 'sanitizer Ganesha idols' ahead of Ganesha Chaturthi. Idol maker, Nitin Ram Das said, "COVID-19 is still here, so I have made idols that dispense sanitizer. It..

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Idol makers' business suffer ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi due to COVID-19 pandemic in Chandigarh [Video]

Idol makers' business suffer ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi due to COVID-19 pandemic in Chandigarh

Business of idol makers has been severely affected to due to COVID-19 pandemic. Idol makers, preparing idols of Lord Ganesh ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi are facing shortage of work as orders have reduced..

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Ganesh Chaturthi: COVID-19 diminishes demand for large-sized Ganesha idols in Haryana [Video]

Ganesh Chaturthi: COVID-19 diminishes demand for large-sized Ganesha idols in Haryana

The demand for Ganesha idols dropped due to COVID-19 ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi in Haryana. Many of the idol makers claimed that they are not receiving any demand for large-sized Ganesha idols. An idol..

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Artist creates eco-friendly, dissolvable Ganesha idols in Punjab [Video]

Artist creates eco-friendly, dissolvable Ganesha idols in Punjab

As Ganesh Chaturthi is approaching, an artist from Jodhpur is making eco-friendly Ganesha idols in Punjab's Mohali. Organic colours have been used in the making of idols. Keeping in view the..

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