May the power of Deva Shree Ganesha:
Destroy your sorrows;
Enhance your happiness;
And create goodness all around you.
Wish you a Happy Ganesh Chaturthi!
Lord Ganesha is worldwide regarded as the God of Wealth, Prosperity and Good Fortune. He’s also considered as the God of all beginnings; he wards off evil and removes obstacles. Many countries in Asia i.e. Afghanistan, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Nepal and Thailand worship the elephant-headed god with the 108 different names. Ganapati is the son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. India, especially Maharashtra commemorate his birthday with a festival, the Vinayka Chaturthi
The festival also known as Anant Chaturdashi begins on Shukla Chaturthi, which is the fourth day of Hindu lunar-solar calendar month Bhadrapada and ends on the 14th day. This year the festival commences on August 25 and concludes on September 5.
There are four main rituals observed during Ganesh Chaturthi:
- Pranapratishhtha – the process of infusing the deity into an idol,
- Shhodashopachara – 16 forms of paying tribute to Ganesha,
- Uttarpuja– Puja after which the idol could be shifted after its infusion,
- Ganpati Visarjan – immersion of the Idol in the river on the last day.