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Ganesh Chaturthi

Ganesh Chaturthi

Ganesha Chaturthi is the Hindu festival celebrated in honour of the elephant-headed god, Ganesha. This is a very auspicious day celebrated to pray to the god so that every new activity that is started is successfully completed without any obstacles .He is the God of knowledge.

Chaturthi means "fourth day" or "fourth state". Celebrations are traditionally held on the fourth day of the second fortnight in every month and is also know as "Vinayaka Chathurti", but the biggest annual celebration in the month of Bhaadrapada in the Hindu calendar, usually is August or September in the Gregorian calendar. Badrapad corresponds to Virgo in solar calendar. The festival generally lasts ten days, ending on the fourteenth day of the fortnight .