Ganesh Chaturthi 2017

Religion / Saturday, August 19th, 2017

Ganesh Chaturthi is the Hindu festival that reveres God Ganesha. The festival remembers Ganesha’s birthday and celebrates him as the god of good beginnings, prosperity and obstacle remover. Ganesh Chaturthi 2017 date: Friday, 25 August

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Ganesh Chaturthi 2017 will begin on Friday, 25 August and ends on Tuesday, 5 September

Ganesh Chaturthi a 10 day long Hindu festival celebrated every year to honor the God Ganesha’s birthday. He is younger son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. During the festival, colorful pandals are setup and the Lord is worshiped for ten days.

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The food offerings to Ganesha include 21 Modaka, a type of wrapped dessert. This is also the Prasada to the community.

In India, Ganesha Chaturthi is primarily celebrated at home and in public by local community groups in the central and western states of Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa and the southern states of Karnataka, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, and Tamil Nadu.