Also known as Vinayaga Chaturthi, Ganesh Chaturthi is the famous Hindu festival celebrated in each and every household of Maharashtra. The scale of celebration in Maharashtra is simply overwhelming with Lord Ganesha is the patron deity of the state and He is considered a symbol of wisdom and bring good luck. The festival is observed in the Hindu calendar month of Bhaadrapada starting on the Shukla Chaturthi. The date usually falls between the months of August and September. The festival lasts for 10 days ending on Anant Chaturdashi. In 1893 Great Indian freedom fighter Lokmanya Tilak had transformed the annual festival into a large well organized public even and it celebrated even today with great spirits and enthusiasm.
Prior to the festival artistic clay models of Lord Ganesha are prepared by the skillful artists. They are beautifully decorated and depict Lord in different poses. The festival of Ganesh Chaturthi begins with the installation of these statues in the homes or temporary mandapas or pandals in every locality. For 10 long days from Bhadrapad Shudh Chaturthi to the Ananta Chaturdashi Lord Ganesha is worshipped and on 11th day the statue is taken on the streets in a procession along with dancing, singing and fanfare to be immersed in river or in sea which is known as Ganesh Visarjan. It can be done on 3rd 5th or 7th day as per the family tradition. The whole atmosphere is filled with fun, enthusiasm, faith and devotion and people pray to the Lord for good luck and prosperity.
Ganesh Chaturthi has now become a major festival of India that attracts not only the locals but the foreigners as well. If you are planning a trip to Maharashtra then do plan it according to this major festival when the whole Maharashtra is immersed in the colors of Ganpati Bappa. To book a tour to Maharashtra fill the form given below or just contact use. We are more then happy to serve you.