"For years, we received requests from devotees overseas who celebrate the festival and would like to have our eco-friendly idols sent to them", Lolita Gupta, who leads the Ganesh campaign for eCoexist, told TOI. "Happy Ganesh Chaturthi. #GaneshChaturthi", India's bygone hero Gambhir wrote on Twitter.
Ganesh, the son of Lord Shiva and Parvati, is known as the remover of obstacles and the god of new beginnings. It begins on the fourth day (chaturthi) of the month of Bhadrapada (August-September), the sixth month of the Hindu calendar. G Sandeep Raj, convener, Khairatabad Ganesh Utsav Committee said Governor ESL Narasimhan will perform special puja at 10.30 am on Friday. It is considered highly important to carry out all these activities keeping in mind the auspicious timings (Shubh Muhurat) to beget the blessings from Shri Ganesha. The festival is being celebrated since from the days of Shivaji's Kingdom, that is since 1630.
Lavish celebrations were underway at the famous and ancient Ashtavinayak Temples in Maharashtra dedicated to various forms of Lord Ganesha, all naturally evolved (swayambhu), with lakhs of pilgrims making a beeline to pray there since early hours.
Sociologist Mandira Sinha highlighted the festival's history and added that the celebration started by freedom fighter Lokmanya Balgangadhar Tilak and then the people started celebrating it at large scale.
Mumbai, August23:Ganapati which literally means "guardian of the multitudes".The festival had been publicly celebrated in Pune since the era of Shivaji (1630-1680, founder of the Maratha Empire).
Ganpati Visarjan - immersion of the Idol in the river.
Typically, Hindus refrain from eating non-vegetarian food during this auspicious time and a variety of candies are prepared to be distributed among friends and family. In Prasad, they include candies and savories like modak, Jaggery, coconut etc.
The festival used to be celebrated as a private event but is now celebrated as a public event in order to bring Brahmins and non-Brahmins together and build unity between them.
The initial idols were made of mud but over time, Plaster of Paris (POP) became quite common.
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