FESTIVALS : Ganpati Bappa Morya Mangal Murti Morya

It one time for celebration!! Ganesh Chaturthi marks the birth anniversary of one of the most favorite Hindu Gods, Lord Ganesha. This auspicious day is also named as Vinayaka Chaturthi in many states of India as Lord Ganesha is also known by many other names, Vinayakji, Ganapatiji, Ganapati and Vinayaka.

Bringing together people of all caste, creed and religion together, Ganesh Chaturthi is a complete festival celebrated with great pomp and show for over a span of 11 days. On 11TH day, which is known as Anant Chaturdashi, the Visarjan takes place, where people bid farewell to their favourite God. Thousands of people come out of their houses on the Visarjan day, and the entire landscape echoes with the sounds of drums and other loud traditional musical instruments.

You can hear people shouting &' &'Ganapati Bappa Morya, come back soon next year&'.

The festival of Ganesh Chaturthi is a grand event celebrated all throughout India with great zeal, enthusiasm and vigor. Thousands of idols are brought in Indian homes to celebrate the birthday of Great God of knowledge, education, wealth, wisdom and prosperity.

Lord Vinayaka is also known as destroyer of pride, vanity and greed. People bring home murtis of Lord, and celebrate this grand festival in a special way by offering prayers, flowers and sweets continuously for 11 days depending upon their family tradition and commitment of an individual. It&';s an occasion when every family member in the house wants to devote time to worship their favourite God. It 's a time to make some specials sweets at home and share with family and friends.

A very popular sweet which is made in homes during the festival of Ganesh puja is Modak. It is a belief that Modak is the favourite food of Lord Ganesha. So, people prepare this sweet with great enthusiasm,and offer them to their Lord with great love and devotion. Devotion, fun and excitement is in the air during the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi. Young, children or old, all celebrate this festival with great zeal and excitement. Wishing you a blessed Ganesh Chaturthi! May Lord Ganesha bring joy and prosperity in your life...Ganapati Bappa Morya