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Ganesh Chaturthi 2017 : date, timings and celebrations of Vinayaka Chaturthi in Mumbai

Ganesh Chaturthi 2017 : date, timings and celebrations of Vinayaka Chaturthi in Mumbai
Written by Ria Maheshwari

Ganesh Chaturthi 2017 is one of the festivals that is highly celebrated in India and majorly it is celebrated in Maharashtra. The festival that continued for long 10 days, will be celebrated for 11 days this year. This year Vinayaka Chaturthi occasion will start from August 25th and will go until 1st September. The decorations and preparation for the celebration have already started.

People all over are in the mood to start the celebration Ganesh Chaturthi. The festival will be celebrated a day longer this year, the 12th day will be the farewell for Ganapati, which is due to the Dasamati date, that is why devotees are excited to celebrate the festival for more days. Siddhi Vinayak Lord Ganesh considered as a Great God for Hindus and the Vinayaka or Ganesh Chaturthi is a most auspicious event than others.

The city had already started preparing for the occasion. People all over are busy in making the clay idols. The roads will be blocked soon as the celebration will start. People all over the Religious organizations and youth clubs are now busy setting the pandals at every street for the celebration of Lord Ganesh’s birthday.

Lord Ganesha has more than 108 different names, including the lords of science and arts. He is considered as the god of beginning any ceremonies and rituals. He is also known as Vinayaka and Ganapati. Ganesha’s birth has a wide two different stories. One, in which he is created by his mother Goddess Parvati, out off his dirt of his body. And the another is that he was created at the request of his parents by the devas to be the vighnakartaa for the rakshasas.

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