Ganesh Chaturthi or Ganesh
Utsav is celebrated as the birthday of Lord Ganesh (the elephant-headed God of
Wisdom and Prosperity and the son of Lord Shiva and Ma Parvati). This festival
falls on the fourth day (Chaturthi) of the bright fortnight of Bhadrapada month
of the Hindu calendar around
August-September.It is celebrated all across India and is the biggest festival
in Maharashtra. Ganesh Chaturti is celebrated for a period of ten days.
Fasting, feasting and distribution of sweets offered to Lord Ganesh are
important aspects of Ganesh chaturthi rituals in India. Hindus pray to images
of Lord Ganesha. Praying to Lord Ganesh during the festival will bring good
luck and prosperity for the family.
Learn More about the
Celebrations, Festivities and Prayers of this Festival
We here present some of the traditional recipes prepared on the occassion
of this festival.