Bollywood stars celebrate Ganesha Chaturthi

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Mumbai, Aug 24 (ANI): Bollywood stars commenced the celebration of the ten-day-long Ganesha Chaturthi festival here.

Actor Jeetendra celebrated the festival with his daughter Ekta Kapoor.

"For the last 32 years, that was when my daughter Ekta Kapoor was born, I brought Ganapati to my house for the first time and since then we have been praying in front of the Ganapati idol," said Jeetendra.

"I wish everyone happy Ganesha Chaturthi and would advise everyone to look after oneself because one is precious for one's family and one's country," said Nana Patekar.ctor Govinda also celebrated the festival with his family.

Ganapati festival is a ten-day long event at the end of which the idol of Lord Ganesha is taken in a grand processions and immersed in water bodies such as rivers, tanks, ponds and wells. In Mumbai the idol is immersed in the sea.

Lord Ganesha, is one of the most revered Gods of Hindus, and is worshipped at the beginning of every auspicious occasion.

Ganesha, as the God of knowledge is described as "Vinayaka"and as remover of obstacles he is called "Vighanharta". He is worshipped at the beginning of every auspicious occasion for blessings of luck and success. (ANI)

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