Ganesh Chaturthi celebrated in Goa

Frederick Owens
August 26, 2017

"However, this year I won't be able to do so due to my hectic work schedule and I will celebrate the occasion with a Ganesh Staphna at my home in Mumbai along with family and close friends".

Sham Sunder, a sweet shop owner said, "We are busy meeting the needs of Ladoo for the Ganesha festival as Ladoo and Modak are the two famous and favourite candies which sell during this particular festival".

In the end of the festival, the statues are immersed in the water bodies.

This time, the Ganesh festival, which is the main festival in this western state of Maharashtra, has a special significance as it marks the 125th year of public celebrations of Ganeshutsav. Ganesha or Ganpati is the younger son of Lord Shiva and Parvati.

There are various stories about his birth.

Its origins are related to the freedom movement.

The origin of the festival in this form is from Keshavji Nayak Chawl at Girgaum here, where Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak started its first "sarvajanik" Ganeshutsav in 1894.

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What are the idols made of? But, this time it is being heard that she'll not have Ganpati Sthapna due to her father's demise.

The Madras High Court ruled in 2004 that immersion of Ganesh idols is unlawful because it incorporates chemicals that pollute the sea water.

Since environment protection is every citizen's duty, clay idols of Lord Ganesha are being made which are eco friendly.

Which are the most famous pandals? "This will hamper the pomp and lavishness of the celebrations", Naresh Dahibhavkar, the powerful President of the powerful BrihanMumbai Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Samanvay Samiti (BSGSS), told IANS.

Which are the best places to buy modaks? In Prasad, they include candies and savories like modak, Jaggery, coconut etc.

Shilpa Shetty, who celebrates Ganesh Chaturthi in a very different manner, shared a video and asked people to stay "swasth and mast".

A story goes that the moon once laughed at Lord Ganesha and the deity cursed the moon.

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