Ganesh Chaturthi or Vinayak Chaturthi celebration in varanasi

Ganesh chaturthi also know as vinayak chaturdashi is famous in varanasi as well as all over india. Ganesh Chaturdashi  is the Hindu festival that reveres god Ganesha.

Ganesha is known by 108 different names and is the Lord of arts and sciences and the deva of wisdom.


The festival is marked with installation of Ganesha clay idols privately in homes, or publicly on elaborate pandals (temporary stage). Observations include chanting of Vedic hymns and Hindu texts such as Ganapati Upanishad, prayers and vrata (fasting).

 Offerings and prasada from the daily prayers, that is distributed from the pandal to the community, include sweets such as modaka believed to be a favorite of the elephant-headed deity. The festival ends on the tenth day after start, wherein the idol is carried in a public procession with music and group chanting, then immersed in nearby water body such as a river or ocean, thereafter the clay idol dissolves and Ganesha is believed to return to Mount Kailasha to Parvati and Shiva.

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