Ganesh Chaturthi also known as "Vinayaka Chaturthi" or "Vinayaka Chavitri" , it is an Hindu festival honored on appearance of Ganesha to earth from Kailash Parvat with mother goddess Parvati/Gauri. the festival celebrate lord Ganesh as the god of beginnings and the remover of obstacles as well as god of wisdom and intelligence .Bal Gangadhar Tilak was the one who started public Ganesh Chaturthi festival to integrate India to fight against British. and furthermore perception incorporates Hindu texts, for example, Vedic hymes prayers and vrata (fasting). the celebration end at the 10th day after start , varies from one and half day, 3 days, 5days, 7 days, and 11 days. the idol is carried in a public procession with music and group chanting , then submerged in nearby body of water such as river. in Mumbai alone, around 150,000 statues are submerged annually. after that idol of Ganesha disintegrates into the water and ganesha is accepted to return to Parvat Kailash to Parvati and Shiva.
furthermore, it is noticed throughout India, especially in the states like Maharashtra, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Telangna, Odisha, goa, west Bengal, Gujarat, Chhattisgarh and Tamil Naidu. and furthermore it is celebrated outside India, for example, in Nepal by Hindu diaspora somewhere else, for example, in Australia, new Zealand, Canada and so on.
Have a peek at some interesting facts about Ganesh Chaturthi
LESSER KNOWN FACTS OF GANESHA'S BIRTH ACCORDING TO MYTHOLOGIES
As per folklores , ganesha was created by lord Shiva and Gauri/Parvati, as Vighnahartaa (obstacle-averter) on the request of Devaganas, so that they could diabolic forces of the Rakshasa. There is a lesser known versions of lord Ganesha's birth, according to which Parvati/Gauri fasted for a year so that she can earn lord VIshnu's blessings and so that he would permit her wish of having son. Lord Vishnu was delighted by her dedications and sacrifice, so he announced that he would regenerate himself as her son. Eventually, Parvati/Gauri had a son and his birth was celebrated with great eagerness. where all the go came to visit the and give their blessings to charming baby of lord Shiva and Parvati. Among the guest were Shani, the son of Surya, he always avoided the baby since he was cursed with gaze of demolition, but Parvati insisted to Shani that he should look at the baby, following her wish Shani looked at the baby, the unbelievable happened-the baby's head fell off from his body. Though, lord Vishnu brought back the head of an elephant , and joined it with the body of the baby. Lord Shiva's and Parvati's child was resuscitated and named as ganesha.
GANESHOSTAV FESTIVAL IS A SOCIAL-CULTURAL PHENOMENON , SAYS HISTORIAN
Student of history Pandurang Balkawade clarifies how Ganesh puja is a social-social occurrence with profound roots legacy, customs and legislative issues.
"One of the main characters of Ganeshostav is that Ganeshostav is the only festival which is not only celebrated by Hindus. Individuals from various locale, religion and station additionally partake in it. you will see that artisan, who makes the murtis, craftsmen's, decorators, to the leaders of Ganeshostavs are regularly, Muslim's or Christians. " says history specialist Pandurang Balkawade.
HOW GANESH CHATURTHI ENVOLVED OVER DECADES
Ganesh Chaturthi was first noticed after the Maratha empire was concurred by Chhatrapati Shivaji in the 16th century
since then, in the festival calendar of Peshwa it has been very important day.
In the year 1892, one of our Indian freedom fighter, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, renew the festival to bring all the Indians together for nationalists. For 10 days of celebration and huge assembly of devotes, the streets of Mumbai and Pune turned into emplacement.
within a decades , the pneuma of festival spread like backfire. Without any British beating down on them or without any interruption , people from contrasting religions had 10 days to interconnect with each other.
Raut said that from that point on, autonomy and patriotism turned out to be most significant subjects during celebration days right to 1947.
LORD GANESHA IS CELEBRATED OUTSIDE INDIA
Ganesha is one of the most admired Gods among Hindus and different mythologists .ganesha distinctiveness lies in the fact that admiration for him spreads across all casts. he is the only one whose strong appurtenance can be also felt outside India as well, eventually the neighboring countries of India such as china, Tibet, japan, and many other in southeast Asia. Additionally, while the revering of ganesha is spread across borders, it also took forms of its own in distinct ways.
As we reside in the grace of the lord of success this Ganesh Chaturthi, here is a look at how Ganapati is idolize across cultures outside India.
in japan, Ganesh is mentioned to as Kangiten and is associated with Japanese Buddhism. the first aspect of Kangiten in japan can be dated to the 8th-9th centuries. In japan it is trusted that the Hindu form of lord ganesha traveled to china and assimilated into Buddhism. Believed to be furnished with a lot of power, Kangiten is basically honored by merchants, gamblers, actors and geishas.
Ganesha in Tibetans Buddhism was established by the Indian Buddhist religious leader Atisa Dipankara Srijna and Gayadhara in the 11th century AD. Atisa, who is considered as the founder of Ganpati cult in Tibet. Gayadhara who was belonged from Kashmir he popularized the cult of ganesha. On the other hand there is legend in Tibetan mythology which attributes to ganesha a role initiated an institution of Lamaism.
Ganesha is called as Phira Phikanet in Thailand. He is worshipped as the divinity of success and as the one who removes all barrier. It is common for Thai Buddhists to honors the divinity on occasion of the beginning of new business or on weddings. The Thai Buddhists celebrate the festivals of ganesha at the same time when it is celebrated in India