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Ganesha Chaturthi: A Festival Of The Hindu Elephant Headed God!

August 27th, 2014 by HiGreetings.com
Lord Ganesha is regarded as the god of wisdom, knowledge, and prosperity. Hindus believe that He helps remove all obstacles in one's path and thus seeks Ganesha's blessings! The festival, Ganesh Chaturthi is most popular in the state of Maharashtra in India and is celebrated with great zest and vigor. Customs dictate the number of days a Ganesha idol can be kept at home. A lot of religious activities take place during the tenth and last day of the festival like arti for Shri Ganesh. Devotees submerge idols of the famed god in water bodies such as a river or an ocean. While submerging the idol, prayers and slogans are uttered earnestly requesting the Ganesha to return as early as possible next year.

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