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Ganesh Chaturthi is a Hindu festival celebrated every year in India. In this festival, Lord Ganesh is a main deity of worship. Many people worship Lord Ganesha as wisdom, wealth, and prosperity. Every year between the months of August and September, Vinayaka Chavithi would be celebrated. Festival starts on Shukla Chaturthi and ends on Anant Chaturdashi. For ten days, this festival will be celebrated in every house grandly. Some keep mud made Ganesha Idols in their house for two days, three days, seven days or 10 days.  People who keep idols in their home, office, and other places perform various rituals and traditions. This Hindu festival is widely celebrated in the regions of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Goa, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Odisha, Kerala and Chhattisgarh.

Apart from India, the festival is celebrated widely in Nepal, Indonesia, United States, Canada, Singapore, Mauritius, Malaysia, Cambodia, Burma, Thailand, Fiji and Guyana by Hindus present in those regions. Many keep big Ganesha idols in the streets representing their area for ten days. During ten days of festival celebration, there will be dance, orchestra, songs and other cultural activities. Many celebrities and young children’s of that street participate in the cultural activities. For the festival, decorations will be made, and yummy sweets and delicious food items prepared. For Ganesha, Modak special food will be prepared which kept as naivedhya for god before eating. Each state in India, celebrates Vinayaka Chavithi differently according to their traditions and customs.

On the last day of the festival, the idol of Ganesh will be drowned in lakes, sea and a bucket of water as per the convenience of people. The idol kept in streets will be taken to nearby watery region like lake or sea through grand procession followed by huge crowd. Those who keep small idol float it in the bucket at their house only and few take the small idol to lake or other watery regions near to their house. Ganesh Chaturthi festival celebrated as the birthday of God Ganesha or Vinayaka. As everyone knows, Ganesh is the son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. The birth of Lord Vinayaka is quite interesting and also the story in the celebration of Ganesha Festival is also attention-grabbing.

However, let’s know about Vinayaka and the significance of Vinayaka Chaturthi festival in Hindu religion. There is no fact on when and how the celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi started. However, the festival was celebrated as a public function during the rule of King Shivaji in Pune. As Lord Vinayaka was a family deity of Kingdom Pewsha. During the rule of Pewshas, this Hindu festival was celebrated publicly with grand processions and variety of edible items.  According to mythology, the story of Vinayaka Chavithi i.e. birth of lord Ganesha is interesting. One day, Goddess Parvati made Ganesha from sandalwood paste. She used the created Ganesh to guard outside till she came from the bath and ordered not allows anyone inside as Lord Shiva had gone out.

Ganesha on words of his mother (Creator) stood outside, as Vinayaka didn’t know Lord Shiva, so he didn’t allow Parameshavar inside. Ganesha’s toughness made Lord Shiva to get enraged, and he called his persons told to show the child how to manner in front of elders. As Ganesh was created by goddess Parvati, he was stronger and embodied of Shakti defeated Shiva's followers. Vinayaka declared that nobody will be allowed to enter until his mother comes from the bath. Even Narada along with the Saptarishis tried to teach a little child Ganesha, but no fruit result found. To the scene, Kings of Gods Indra came with his large army to attack the kid but there was no use. Then Lord Shiva angered takes off the head of the little boy.

When Parvati comes from the bath, seeing the child lying without head, she in anger orders Lord Shiva to bring back the child alive. Lord Shiva sends his fellowmen to find a suitable head for a child in the northern region. On the search for a head, the followers get the first head of an elephant from the north side. Lord Shiva fixes the head of an elephant on the child's body and brings him back to life. Then Lord Shiva declared that the boy would be called Ganesha. According to other mythological story, Lord Ganesha was created by Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati on the request of Devas for being a Vighnakartaa (obstacle creator) in the path of Rakshasas, and a Vighnahartaa (obstacle-averter) to help the Devas achieve fruits of their hard work.

There is also a story of Syamantaka Mani in Vishnu Purana and Bhagavata. Those who sees the moon on the day of the festival gets name of thief even for not doing anything. So in Vishnu Purana and Bhagavata, there is a Syamantaka Mani story, people who listen to the story will not be getting thief name.  Many people worship Lord Ganesha before performing any important work. Lord Ganesha is considered to be Vighnanivaraka and wisdom providing god. Lord Vinayaka is fond of foods and on the auspicious day of Ganesh Chaturthi, variety of sweets and other food items will be made. Some of the Ganesh Chaturthi foods that made at home include Sesame Laddu, Sundal, Besan Ke Ladoo, Modak, Puliyodarai, Moong Dal Ka Halwa, Rawa Ladoo, Karanji, and many more.

In the regions of Maharashtra State, the festival Ganesh Utsav is one of the biggest auspicious occasion and is celebrated grandly. On the occasion Ganesh Chaturthi, there will be online offers from various online shopping sites. Some of the Ganesh Chaturthi offers and online shopping offers on Ganesh Chaturthi include Ganesh Chaturthi mobile offers, Ganesh Chaturthi festival offers on electronics, Ganesh Chaturthi offers on apparels, Ganesh Chaturthi best offers on laptops, online offers for Ganesh Chaturthi festival on appliances, etc…. There are other Ganesh Chaturthi special offers provided on much more products at various online shopping websites. Purchase products for you and to your family at latest Ganesh Chaturthi offers. Well, celebrate the Ganesh Chaturthi festival with yummy food and online discount offers.