Ganesh Chaturthi: President Kovind, PM Narendra Modi, Maharashtra CM Fadnavis extends greetings

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New Delhi | Updated: September 13, 2018 10:29:48 AM

Happy Ganesh Chaturthi 2018: Ganesh Chaturthi is a Hindu festival dedicated to the Lord of new beginnings, Ganesha.

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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.

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.

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.

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.”

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).

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