Ganesh Chaturthi 2017: When is Ganesh Chaturthi? Why is it celebrated?
Ganesh Chaturthi 2017 has fallen on 25th August of this year. It is a ten-day Hindu festival celebrated to honour the elephant-headed God Ganesha's birthday. He is the younger son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Ganesh Chaturthi 2017 celebrations will start on August 25 and end on September 5.
What is Ganesh Chaturthi?
The festival begins on Shukla Chaturthi which is the fourth day of the waxing moon period, and ends on the 14th day of the waxing moon period known as Anant Chaturdashi.
When is Ganesh Chaturthi celebrated?
Ganesh Chaturthi is a festival celebrated to worship Lord Ganesh. This year, Ganesha Chaturthi will begin on August 25 and end on September 5. It is one of the most colourful ten day long celebrations.
Why is Ganesh Chaturthi celebrated in India?
Ganesha is known by 108 different names and is the Lord of arts and sciences and the deva of wisdom. He is honoured at the start of rituals and ceremonies as he's considered the God of beginnings. He's widely and dearly referred to as Ganapati or Vinayaka.
Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations around the world
Lord Ganesha is also worshiped in Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia, Afghanistan, Nepal and China.
Ganesh Chaturthi 2017 will end on the 10th day with the immersion of idols in water to and devotees pray for the God to come soon the following year.