Ganesh Chaturthi, also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi, falls on September 19, 2023. It is a Hindu festival celebrating Lord Ganesha, the god of prosperity and wisdom.
- The festival starts on the fourth day (chaturthi) of the Hindu month of Bhadrapada, which usually falls in August or September.
- During Ganesh Chaturthi, clay idols of Lord Ganesha are installed both in homes and on public pandals (temporary stages).
- The festival spans ten days, culminating with the immersion of Ganesha idols on the final day.
- Devotees observe rituals such as prayers, aarti (worship rituals), and singing devotional songs to seek blessings from Lord Ganesha.
- Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated with great enthusiasm in various regions of India, including Maharashtra, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Goa, and Telangana.
- Lord Ganesha is revered as the god of wisdom, wealth, and fortune, making this festival auspicious for seeking his blessings.
Q.: On which day of the Hindu calendar does Ganesh Chaturthi begin?
a) Fourth day (Chaturthi) of Shravana
b) Second day (Dwitiya) of Bhadrapada
c) Third day (Tritiya) of Kartika
d) Fourth day (Chaturthi) of Bhadrapada
Ans : d) Fourth day (Chaturthi) of Bhadrapada