Ganesh Chaturthi Festival in India

Ganesh Chathurthi is the celebration of the rebirth of Lord Ganesha. The celebrations last for around 5 to 10 days in most parts of India. Better still, the preparations start one month earlier. Mostly Ganesh Chaturthi celebration includes lots of pujas, fasting, chanting and singing which is later concluded with immersing the Ganesh idol into the sea.Ganesh Chaturthi Festival in India

The Visarjan or the immersion is when the idol is immersed into the sea, lake or ocean. The ritual   actually   depicts    the   return  of  Lord  Ganesha  to  the  heavens  until  next  Ganesh Chaturthi.  Most of  the  devotees  also  carry  aarti  lights,  sing  praises  to  God and do pujas alongside the water body.

The traditional food for the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi is also very important. It is always vegetarian and the most important dish would be the sweet called “modak” which is believed to be Lord Ganesha’s favorite too. The cuisine varies according to the part of the country. Howvere, some of the most popular dishes that are prepared during this festival are Besan Ke Ladoo, Kaju Ke Barfi, Karanji, Motichoor Ke Ladoo, Puliyodarai, Puran Poli, Rawa Ladoo and Moong Dal Ka Halwa.

There are also gifts exchanged during this festival season. The most common present is the Ganesh idols for Ganesh Chaturthi. There are also plenty of Ganesha wall hangings available in the market today. There are also Ganesh Chathurthi gift hampers that would include almost everything that would be suited for the festive season.Ganesh Chaturthi Festival in India

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