Ganesh Chaturthi or Vinayaka Chaturthi, is celebrated all over the country, this is especially for lord Ganesha. Everyone put the idol of Ganesha for 4-5 days in the society and home, worship them and then they go for visarjan.
This is celebrated because on this day lord Ganesh took birth, and it is mainly celebrated in Maharashtra at initial but now it’s widely spread over the world, according to records and stories, this festival was started back in the 17th century by the Maratha Empire.
Vinayak Chaturthi holds religious and cultural significance. Ganesha is the god of wisdom, prosperity, and good fortune, he can solve the problems also we usually refer to Ganesh as Vignaharta.
- Praising lord Ganesha: – during the festival we praise and give honour to the elephant headed deity, who can help everyone to tackle the obstacles coming in their Life and achieve our goals and we take one step towards the success.
- Cultural significance: – In this festival people put idols in home and public places and offer many rituals like aarti and bhajans to lord Ganesha. This can show our culture to the world, we can show culture by other means also during the puja like in the form of decoration, dance, etc.
- Economic impact: – Ganesh Chaturthi festival is also important for the economy as well, during the puja, it can generate so many jobs and bring happiness for many families, it creates new jobs for many people like, flower vendors, decoration, sweets, etc.
- Distribution of values: – the festival conveys values such as wisdom, humility, and devotion, inspiring individuals to lead righteous lives, according to the stories of lord Ganesha and Hindu mythology.
A diverse celebration that combines devoutness, customary practices, communal engagement, and ecological awareness is experienced during Ganesh Chaturthi. This event continues to be beloved and widely observed, epitomizing the intricate fabric of Indian heritage and holiness.