Ganesh Chaturthi


Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated on the 4th day of the bright half of Bhadrapad. This festival marks the birthday of Lord Ganesh. Lord Ganesha or Ganpati is one of the most popular deities in the Hindu religion. He is considered to be an avatar of both Shiva and Vishnu.

On the occasion of the Ganapati festival, a large number of idols are made of clay or metal in all possible sizes; sometimes even up to twenty feet. People buy idols of Lord Ganesha and install them in their houses, local mandals and worship the idol for one to ten days, after which the idols are taken out ceremoniously, through the streets of the town and immersed into the river, sea or well. Folk dances, music performances, poetry recitations and theatre and film festival are the main features of this festival. This Ganesh Chaturthi enjoy the special modak range from American Dry Fruits like the dry fruit modak, mawa modak, kaju modak apart from the special mithai made from choicest dry fruits, milk, cardamom and saffron to celebrate the festive spirit.