Happy Ganesh Chaturthi

Today is birthday of Lord Ganesha. The entire nation celebrates the festival. I’d like to wish all of you – Happy Ganesh Chaturthi and god bless all of us. Ganesh is the god of wisdom and prosperity and is invoked before the beginning of any auspicious work by the Hindus.

Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak started this festival for the cause of freedom struggle. Let the festivities inspire you to recapture the spirit of freedom struggle and better tomorrow for all of us.

Happy Ganesh Chaturthi

Ganesh Charurthi is the birthday of Lord Ganesha, son of Shiva & Parvati and God of wisdom and prosperity. The festival falls on the fourth day of the bright fornight of Bhadrapada. It is amongst the most popular festivals in India and especially in Maharashtra.
According to Ganesha Pancharatam Ganesh as

Ganapati who brings happiness to all worlds, who destroyed the demon Gajasura, who has a big belly, beautiful elephant face, who is immortal, merciful, all-forgiving who bestows on me a well-disposed mind

The festival beginning with the installation of beautifully sculpted Ganesh idols in homes and mandaps, colorfully decorated, depicting religious themes or current events. The idols are worshiped with families and friends. He’s the god of wisdom, learning. removal of obstacles and giver of success. He brings in good luck.

As a child, we all used to celebrate together, but now everyone’s busy. So most of us do a simple puja in the morning, offer Ganesha’s favourite sweet – the modaka. Most indian women make modaka at home but others can purchase it at sweet store. Besides modaka we offer God his favourite fruit and flower.
God Ganesha associated with the start of anything new like your business, work, school, even beginning of each puja must start with Ganesha. That is why we call him Adi Devta or the first god.

I would like to wish everyone (especially our site readers) a happy Ganesh Chaturthi and may God fulfill all of our wishes and keep the peace on the our blue planet.