With Ganesh Chaturthi around the corner, every part of India can be now seen celebrating with great zeal and zest, rising pandals, making modhaks, spreading joy and spraying colors. Such is the madness encountered during this festival that usually starts one week before the festive date and lasts till the Ganapathi is submerged onto water which is generally called the Visarjan. It is much celebrated in Mumbai where one can easily spot people from different backgrounds coming together and chanting Ganapathi slogans in the pandals. All these are awe-striking and mesmerizing to sight!
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The Festival & how it’s Celebrated
Ganesh Chaturthi celebration is all about invoking the elephant-headed god- Ganesha who is also considered as the God of wisdom and prosperity. This festival is commemorated with great enthusiasm in places like Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Maharashtra, and Andhra Pradesh. On this auspicious day, devotees worship the idol of Lord Ganesh, perform the pooja and offer modhaks which are the deity’s favorite. In several other locations, idols of Ganesha are brought well in advance (which are made out of clay), worshipped for a month and then are immersed in water after the festival is over. This has been customary of the festival and the reason why people follow this is because of the belief that they would get to see the Lord again the following year.
Well, on this occasion, people dress themselves up in traditional wear with jewelry and making beautiful rangolis outside their homes. Once when the prayers are over, it is time for family gatherings and visiting friends and relatives.
The immersion of the idol is yet another grand fair where the devotees carry the idol in joy accompanied by the beating of the drums and chanting of the Slokas. Before the idol is immersed in water, the gulals are thrown on one another as a means of performing the final aarti. Thus, ends this mega grandeur festival! Hurry up and book your bus tickets at TicketGoose if you wish to get into the festive mode.
Ganapathy Bappa Moriya!