Ganesh Chaturthi

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  1. Nowadays Mumbai is the best place to watch the celebrations of Ganesh Chaturthi.


  1. Ganesh Chaturthi falls between 22 August and 20 September every year. Amidst loud bellow of “Ganpati Bappa Morya, Mangal Murti Morya”, in Mumbai commences the Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations each year.


  1. The festival ends on the tenth day after start, when the idol is carried in a public procession with music and group chanting, then immersed in a nearby body of water such as a river or sea. In Mumbai alone, around 150,000 statues are immersed annually.


  1. The festival celebrates Lord Ganesh as the God of New Beginnings and the Remover of Obstacles as well as the god of wisdom and intelligence] and is observed throughout India.


  1. The primary sweet dish during the festival is Modak.


  1. A modak is a dumpling made from rice or wheat flour, stuffed with grated coconut, dried fruits, and other condiments and steamed or fried.


  1. Although it is unknown when Ganesh Chaturthi was first observed, the festival has been publicly celebrated in Pune since the era of Shivaji Maharaj (1630–1680).


  1. In colonial India, the Ganesh festival lost state patronage and became a private family celebration until its revival by Indian freedom fighter and social reformer Lokmanya Tilak.,

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