The Celebrations of Ganesh Chathurthi.

Ganesh Chathurthi is a festival which is celebrated with a lot of fun fare. Pandals are made, sweets are distributed and there is happiness everywhere as it is a festive mood and people hardly bother with the problems in their lives for these ten days.

The moment the clock struck ten in the morning, people started bringing idols of Lord Ganesha to their homes with the band people playing loud music. Few had Ganesh idols home or at their pandals yesterday night itself. Each have done so according to their own convenience.

The lightings have been put up and the pandals have been decorated with beautiful cloths and the interior designing of the pandals has been done superbly. The celebrations have started and they will last for ten days.

People welcome guests in their homes and similarly they visit other’s houses as well. During this time, forgiveness is asked from all and the hand of friendship is extended all near and dear ones. Sometimes the requests for friendships are not reciprocated.

Lord Ganesha’s favourite sweet modak is distributed to all and with it banana is also given , as it signifies shagun. Many people get poojas and yagnas done during this time and all have a great time celebrating Lord Ganesha’s festival.

Lord Ganesha is known as the “vignaharta” meaning “the remover of obstacles”.

So, we(ma, baba and me) we pray to him on this great and auspicious occasion that he removes all the obstacles in our lives and blesses us with prosperity, dignity, love, kindness, mercy, help and ability and most of all with happiness.


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