Plan a Trip to Visit India During Ganesh Chaturthi
India, Ganesh Chaturthi is an important festival and, in the country, it is celebrated on a large scale. However, the festival is celebrated with full enthusiasm in Maharashtra and more of it on the country's western side. Ganesh Chaturthi is the only festival in the country celebrated for ten days and is celebrated around the Hindu Lord Ganesha, who has an elephant head.
During this time, many people across the country visit Maharashtra to be a part of the festival, join the parade, where the vast statues get immersed in water. India specially welcomes all International travellers during this time, and due to eVisa, international travellers can visit the country with all ease.
The Reason Why Ganesh Chaturthi Is Celebrated?
As we all know, the festival is celebrated as the birth of the Hindu deity ? Ganesha. He can be recognized easily with his huge Elephant head. Lord Ganesha is known for his wisdom and prosperity. As per Hindus, the common notion is that with Lod Ganesha comes immense good luck and acts against the evil by removing obstacles that come in our way of outshining. Through this festival, the entire Hindu community unites together and share the idea during the time in history, where British Raj had just put a full stop to all the public gatherings. However, the time is different now, and people now wait for these ten days, meet their friends and families, and have the best time. The tradition continues for people to dress up, enjoy the entire festive mode, give each other presents, meet their friends and families. India is light up and colourful during this entire time, and surely this is the best time to visit India.
How do Indians Celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi?
Specially across the state of Maharashtra, Ganesh Chaturthi is largely celebrated very loudly. Mumbai, at every corner, hosts multiple rallies of Ganesha. It is particularly celebrated in the best way at the Siddhivinayak Temple in Mumbai, one of the biggest temples. During the Ganesh Chaturthi festival, several prayers, along with flowers, coins, food, etc., are offered to the Lord Ganesha at the temples and shrines.
In Maharashtra, especially, the Lord Ganesha's clay statue is created, and before the festivities begin, the statue is decorated. It can take about months to create the perfect statue; this is the craze found in Maharashtra. The entire city is flooded with beautiful statues of Lord Ganesha. The final day is known as Anant Chaturdashi, where the Lord Ganesha's statue is carried along the entire streets in parades, where people are seen singing and dancing. The statue is eventually placed in the river or sea, and the immersion takes place. Then the clay gets completely dissolved, which symbolizes the Lord Ganesha's return to Mount Kailash in the Hindu tradition.
During this time, visitors can see huge crowds, colours, and surely a lot of traditions and customs. Hence, this is also one of the best times to visit India to experience something different and magical.