ganesh chaturthi is celebrated with dedication and great devotion all over india. People bring home idols of Lord Ganesh to celebrate the festival and worship the Lord in a special way. Some keep the idol for a day and half, while some keep for 5, 7 or 11 days depending on their commitment or family tradition.
On the last day of worship the idol is taken out in procession with pomp and show and immersed traditionally in flowing water which is sea or river or even a lake or pond. The procession is colorful and musical and people dance merrily. ganesh chaturthi is celebrated on the fourth day of the month of Bhadrapad which usually falls between August and September. The devotees of Lord Ganesh believe that Lord Ganesh comes down on earth to bestow his blessings on this holy day.
ganesh chaturthi is one of the popular festivals in india and there are several other reasons why it is celebrated. Lord Ganesh is a popular god and is said to bestow his blessing on anyone who approaches him with clean heart. People believe that he is the only god who can remove all obstacles and is known as ‘Vighna-Harta’ and he is the giver of fortune ‘Sukha-Karta’ as well as helps to avoid natural calamities.
Traditions and rituals followed for Karwa Chauth Karwa Chauth is a traditional festival observed by married women across most states of northern states, its a tradition to worship goddess Parvathi, the wife of Lord Shiva whom Hindus consider as Akhand Soubhagyavathi. Karwa Chauth falls this Thursday, married women across all northern states of India follows the ritual religiously, they observe nirjala fast which means one can’t even drink from sunrise to moonrise, the fast is observed for well being and for health prospects of the husband
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