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Ganesh Chaturthi

Listed under Festivals in Pune, India.

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This festival celebrates Ganesh, the Hindu elephant headed god's birthday or the day he showed himself on earth for the first time. During Ganesh Chaturthi people worship statues of Garnesh in their homes and communities compete to erect the largest statues. In some places statues are made out of clay and on the last day of the ten day event they are taken to the river in a musical parade and submerged one by one to cries from the crowd. Special prayers are then chanted for Ganeshs resurrection the following year and then people scatter red powder.

There are lots of significant songs, stories and dances performed for the festival and people have feasts and parties and give each other gifts. The date of Ganesh Chaturthi is fixed to the Hindu calendar and occurs somewhere between the 20th of August and the 15th of September in the Christian calendar.

Official Ganesh Festival Website.

Written by  World Reviewer Staff.

Comments, reviews and questions by other travellers

which day of vinayaka chavithi in1974

Can you tell me the exact date of SHIVARATRI in year 1981?

In which date festival "teej" was celebrated in year 1974?

On which date Ganesh Chaturthi was celebrated in year 1974?

What will be the date of Ganesh Chachurthi in 2009? Thanks

When in August or September 2009 will be Ganesh's festival? thanks.

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In 2009, the day will be Sunday, the 23rd of August.

which date was Ganesh Chaturthi in 1974

Sir,

can you tell me the exact date and month of GANESH CHATURTHI was in 1974.

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September 19 1974

Can somebody reply me, which date was Ganesh Chaturthi in 1974 in India?

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