Lord Ganesha is one of the most worshipped Hindu God, also a symbol of luck and wisdom. We worship Ganesha before we start anything auspicious. Ganapti Bappa surely holds a special place in everyone’s heart.
Ganesh Chaturthi marks the birth of Lord Ganesha and is celebrated across India with great enthusiasm. Ganesha is offered his favourite mithai, modak, along with other sweets. The idol is decorated with bright coloured outfits and flowers.
Maharashtra along with some parts of Andhra Pradesh, celebrates Ganesh Chaturthi in its grandest form. The festivities go on for about 10 days till the day the idol is immersed in the sea.
The longest immersion procession in Maharashtra is of Lalbaugcha Raja, it takes nearly 24 hours to immerse the idol! According to the Hindu mythology Ganesha has 108 names, vighna harta, buddhi pradayaka are few of them.
The festival this year will not be celebrated at the usual scale due to the pandemic. The social distancing norm will be followed while celebrating.
Due to the growing awareness of environment friendly Ganesh Chaturthi, one can keep the following things in mind while buying the idol of Lord Ganesha:
Opt for clay idols
Choose a simple and small idol
Get a tree Ganesha idol, which can be planted later on.
Make your own idol at home
We hope this Ganesh Chaturthi, you and your family stay safe!