Happy Ganesh Chaturthi 2018: Ganesh Chaturthi is a Hindu festival dedicated to the Lord of new beginnings, Ganesha.
Ganesh Chaturthi is a Hindu festival dedicated to the Lord of new beginnings, Ganesha. The celebration is marked with the installation of the Ganesh idol at home and at elaborate pandals. The 10-day festival ends with the final immersion – also called the Visarjan of the idol of Lord Ganesha.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday wished the nation on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi. “Greetings on the auspicious occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi,” the Prime Minister wrote on Twitter.
Greetings on the auspicious occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi.
सभी देशवासियों को गणेश चतुर्थी के पावन पर्व की शुभकामनाएं। pic.twitter.com/UupNvwOpMf
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 13, 2018
President Ram Nath Kovind also wished the people on the auspicious day of Ganesh Chaturthi on Twiiter. “Ganpati Bappa Morya! greetings and good wishes to my fellow citizens on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi. May Lord Ganesh guide us all towards a path of progress, peace, happiness and prosperity,” the President tweeted.
गणपति बप्पा मौर्या! गणेश चतुर्थी के शुभ अवसर पर मैं सभी देशवासियों और विदेश में बसे भारतवंशियों को बधाई और शुभकामनाएं देता हूं। मेरी कामना है कि भगवान गणेश के आशीर्वाद से सभी को प्रगति, शांति, खुशहाली और समृद्धि प्राप्त हो – राष्ट्रपति कोविन्द
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) September 13, 2018
Maharastra Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis posted a video on Twitter to wish the people on Ganesh Chaturthi. The festival is celebrated with the most pomp and grandeur in his state.
— Devendra Fadnavis (@Dev_Fadnavis) September 13, 2018
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee also took to her twitter handle to wish the country on the eve of Ganesh Chaturthi. She wrote, “Today is Ganesh Chaturthi. Heartiest greetings to all, especially my brothers and sisters in Maharashtra, on this auspicious occasion.”
Today is Ganesh Chaturthi. Heartiest greetings to all, specially my brothers and sisters in Maharashtra, on this auspicious occasion
— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) September 13, 2018
Happy Ganesh Chaturthi pic.twitter.com/TaNWKrOx5R
— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) September 12, 2018
Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated with great fervour across the country, and in Maharashtra, it is a 10-day festival. It is celebrated to mark the birth of Lord Ganesha. An unique effort has been made in Aurangabad city, where the Swami Ganesh Pratishthan Mandal installed an eco-friendly Ganesh idol in Kharadi village of Aurangabad, reported ANI.
Devotees in Bengaluru also added a touch of eco-friendliness in their celebrations as they made an idol using sugarcane, shunning Plaster of Paris (PoP).