Ganesh Chaturthi is a ten-day Hindu festival celebrated to honor the elephant-headed God Ganesha’s birthday. He is the younger son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. September 17th marks the beginning of this festival which is also called as Vinayaka Chaturthi. Ganesha was created by Shiva and Parvati on request of the Devas, to be vighnahartaa (obstacle-creator) in the path of rakshasas (demonic beings) and a vighnahartaa (obstacle-creator) to help devas. The festival of Ganesh Chaturthi begins on Shukla Chaturthi which is the fourth day of the waxing moon period and ends on the 14th day of the waxing moon period known as Anant Chaturdashi. Maharashtra is the state known for grand-scale Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations. There are four main rituals during the festival- Pranapratishhtha- the process of infusing the deity into a murti or idol, Shhodashopachara-16 forms of paying tribute to Ganesha, Uttarpuja- Puja after which the idol could be shifted after it’s an infusion, Ganpati Visarjan- immersion of the idol in the river.
The festival; was celebrated as a public event since the time of Maratha King Shivaji, but a Sarvajanik (Public) Ganesh idol was installed first by Bhausaheb Laxman Javale. Lokmanya Tilak changed the festival from a private celebration to a grand public event ” to bridge the gap between Brahmins and non-Brahmins and find an appropriate context in which to build a new grassroots unity between them.” Lord Ganesha is also worshipped in Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia, Afghanistan, Nepal, and China.
Best Ganesh Chaturthi Wishes Quotes, Whatsapp Status Images Photos Pictures
Here are some excellent collection of Ganesh Chaturthi Wishes Quotes and Images below:
Gajanana Shri Ganaraya Gajanana Shri Ganaraya.
Aadi Vandu Tuj Moraya.
May Lord Ganesha bestow your power, destroy your sorrow, and enhance happiness in your life. Happy Ganesh Chaturthi!
May Lord Ganesha gives you
A rainbow for every storm;
A smile for every tear;
A promise for every care;
And an answer to every prayer!
This is a special time when family and friends get together for fun.
Wishing laughter and fun to cheer your days, In this festive season of Ganesh Puja and always! Happy Ganesh Puja.
Ganpati Bappa Morya
Mangal Murti Morya
Happy Ganesh Chaturthi!
May you tread on the path of righteousness as shown by Lord Ganesh. Wish you and your family a very happy Ganesh Chaturthi.
A new sunrise, a fresh start.
Oh Lord Ganesha,
keep loving me
in your heart.
Happy Ganesh Chaturthi.
I wish you Happy Ganesh Chaturthi, and I pray to God for your prosperous life.
May you find all the delights of life,
May your all dreams come true.
Happy Ganesh Chaturthi.
Om Gan Ganpatay Namo Namah!
Shri Siddhivinayak Namo Namah! Asts Vinayak Namo Namah!
Ganapati Bappa Moraiya!
May the power of Deva Shree Ganesha
Destroy your sorrows
Enhance Your Happiness
And create goodness all around you!