'One of the most auspicious festivals, Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated on 11th September this year. In many parts of the country, Ganesh Chaturthi is also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi or Vinayaka Chavathi. Lord Ganesha is the elephant-headed son of Shiva and Parvati and the brother of lord murugan. It is celebrated in honors of the birth of elephant-headed God Lord Ganesha with great joy and passion for 10 days.
Lord Ganesh is worshipped as god of wisdom, prosperity and good fortune. As per Hindu calendar, Ganesh Chaturthi is observed in the month of Bhaadrapada starting on the shukla chaturthi (fourth day of the waxing moon period) which falls around August or September. This festival will end on Anant Chaturdashi (fourteenth day of the waxing moon period). All the Hindu prepares the best recipes specially ‘moodak’ to celebrate the event. People put idol of the Lord Ganesha for 10 days at their houses and after 10 days, the idol will dip into lakes, rivers and the sea happens all over India which shows the end of the festival which is also known as ‘ganpati visarjan’. People says “ganpati bappa moriya, agle baras tu jaldi aa”.'
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All over town are banners celebrating the event, and all of the temples have strung up bunting and banners and erected tents. It is apparent that much partying will occur this evening. Our neighbors have put up a tent, and their front yard now looks like they have prepared for an outdoor wedding reception. It is really pretty - lots of lights. I'll go get a picture this evening.