21 Aug 2020

Indian Festival

Ganesh Chaturthi, also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi, is a ten day long Hindu festival which honors the birthday of the elephant-headed God Ganesh. To the Hindus, God Ganesh is a symbol of good fortune, wisdom, wealth and new beginnings. This festival is celebrated in accordance with the Hindu calendar and falls on September 2nd this year. Beautiful clay models of God Ganesh are made by skilled artisans and are housed in private homes or  the community. The chanting of sacred hymns, are performed to invoke life into the statues. Indian sweetmeats, jaggery and coconuts are offered to the deity. On the final day of the festival, the idols are ceremoniously immersed in a lake or the ocean with much enthusiasm and fanfare. Modak or dumplings made of rice or flour stuffed with jaggery, coconuts and dry fruits are eaten as part of the celebrations.  
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