PM Narendra Modi Wishes Nation on the Auspicious Day
The 10-day long celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi has begun from Monday, September 2. A popular Hindu festival, celebrated majorly in Maharashtra and Gujarat, is also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi or Vinayaka Chavithi, and celebrates the birth of Lord Ganesha. It falls in the months of August or September of the Gregorian calendar. As per the Hindu calendar, the Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated on Shukla Chaturthi of the Hindu month of Bhadrapada.
As the celebrations began from Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to wish the devotees.
Home Minister Amit Shah also tweeted on the occasion.
The 10-day long festival, which began from Monday, September 2, will end on Thursday, September 12. The festival is marked with the installation of Ganesha clay idols in homes, or in public pandals, where people will offer worship for all 10 days. On the last day of the festival, the idols are taken out in a colorful and musical procession and immersed traditionally in water.