Ganesh Chaturthi is a 10-day festival celebrated to mark the birth anniversary of Lord Ganesha, one of the most celebrated deities in the Hindu religion. Also known as Vighnaharta, Lord Ganesha is the God of wisdom, prosperity, good fortune and the destroyer of evils. It is believed that worshipping this elephant gives you the courage to conquer your fears and overcome all obstacles in your life.
The day falls on the Chaturthi thithi (fourth day) of the Hindu month of Bhadra, which generally falls between August and September. On the last day, people bring the clay idols of Lord Ganesh and worship them for 10 days. On the last day of the festival, a colourful and musical procession is taken out and the idols are immersed in water. This festival is celebrated across India, but it is a major attraction in Maharashtra, where people call it Ganeshotsav. Giant idols of the elephant god are placed in different places and devotees visit them during the 10 days. The major attractions are the Siddhivinyak temple and Lalbaugcha Raja where devotees gather in huge numbers every year to offer flowers and modak to the Lord and seek their blessings. Ganesh Chaturthi is a day to start afresh and wish for a prosperous year. To mark this day here are some images and warm wishes you can send to your loved ones.
May Lord Ganesha guide you and defend you from challenges life throws in front of you. May he bestows you with ample opportunities to grow and succeed in life!
May the Lord Ganesha removes all obstacles and showers his blessings on you. Happy Ganesh Chaturthi to all!
On this occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi, I wish Lord Ganpati visits your home with bags full of happiness, prosperity, and peace. Happy Ganesh Chaturthi!
Vakratunda Mahakaya Surya Koti Samaprabha! Nirvighnam Kuru Me Deva Sarva-Kaaryeshu Sarvadaa! Happy Ganesh Chaturthi!
May this day brings a new sunrise, a new start and new opportunities for you. Happy Ganesh Chaturthi!
May Lord Ganesha blesses you with all the happiness and success. Ganpati Bappa Morya! Greetings on Ganesh Chaturthi!
I pray to Lord Ganesha that may you have a prosperous and long life. Happy Ganesh Chaturthi!
May Lord Ganesha bless you and your family with good fortune and wisdom and remove all obstacles. Happy Ganesh Chaturthi!
Wishing you and your family a very happy Ganesh Chaturthi! May Lord Ganesha accepts all your prayers and showed his blessing on you and your family!
It is a day to start afresh and begin a new journey with the blessing of Lord Ganesha! May the Lord answers all your prayers!
Ganpati Bappa Morya! Mangal Murti Morya! Wish you and your family a very happy Ganesh Chaturthi!
Hope this year is super joyous and prosperous for you and your family. Happy Ganesh Chaturthi!
May Lord Ganesha always remove obstacles from your life and provide you will ample opportunities. Happy Ganesha Chaturthi!
May Lord Ganesha keep enlightening your lives and bless you always. Wishing you a Happy Vinayak Chaturthi!