Happy Ganesh Chathuthi

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    वक्रतुण्ड महाकाय सुर्यकोटि समप्रभ
    निर्विघ्नं कुरु मे देव सर्वकार्येषु सर्वदा

    Vakratunda Mahakaya Suryakoti Samaprabha
    Nirvighnam Kuru Me Deva Sarva-Kaaryessu Sarvadaa

    O Lord Ganesha, of Curved Trunk, Large Body, and with the Brilliance of a Million Suns,
    Please Make All my Works Free of Obstacles, Always.
     
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    Happy Ganesh Chaturthi......
    http://www.hindudharmaforums.com/showthread.php?t=3352
     
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    Happy Ganesh Chaturthi to all!

    But the thing which I hate most is that people celebrate it on the main roads, Chowk, Muhallas, traffic jams, noise pollution through loudspeakers :sad: govt should specify grounds where they can put Ganesh idols and worship it without disturbing others.
     
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    yaa and one more thing.. people must do it decently ...
     
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    Lokmanya tilak started ganesh chaturthi


    Ganesh Chaturthi is a major festival of Maharashtra, where thousands of gigantic idols of lord Ganesh are immersed by huge processions of worshipers shouting, Ganpati Bapa Morya. With time, the festival has now gained popularity all over India, with celebrations in south India and Gujarat being no less spectacular than those of Maharashtra. The year 1893 brought a major change in the celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi. It was in this year that Lokmanya Tilak, an Indian nationalist, social reformer and freedom fighter reformed the annual Ganesh festival, from being a private celebration into a grand public event.

    Till 1893, Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations were a private affair, not done on a public scale. People used to celebrate it in a traditional manner. It was Lokmanya Tilak who popularized Ganesh Chaturthi as a national festival, after visualizing its cultural importance. The reason for this was to enhance the sense of belongingness as well as togetherness among the citizens. It was also done with an aim to build a new grassroots unity between the Brahmins and the non-Brahmins.

    History
    Ganesh Chaturthi was an important festival during the Peshwa rule in Maharashtra. It acquired a more organized form all over India during the Swaraj movement, when Lord Ganesha was chosen as a rallying point for protest against British rule, because of his wide appeal as "the God for Everyman". One of Tilak's strongest movements to evoke nationalism, through religious passions, was the organization of Ganesh Chaturthi in Maharashtra, which inspired feelings of Hindu unity in the state.

    Bal Gangadhar Tilak was the first person to install large public images of Ganesha in pavilions and he was the one who established the practice of submerging all the public images on the tenth day of the festival. Ganesh Chaturthi soon started seeing community participation and involvement, in the form of cultural events. It also served as a meeting point for common people of all castes and communities, at a time when social and political gatherings were forbidden by the British Rule.
     
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    Sallu bhai bhi mana rahain hain-Happy Ganesh Chathuthi :namaste:
     
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    Ganeshji, give me all wisdom, intelligence etc, minus the pot belly.

    Ganeshji Namaskar!
     
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    Happy Ganesh Chaturthi to all ! :)

    Made a visit to Tekdi Ganpati (Nagpur) today.

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    Wishing you all a Blissful Vinayaka Chathurthi :)

    Mumbaikars, how are the celebrations there ?
     
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    Have a great festival full of festivity and revelry.
     
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    Vinayaka Chavithi

    Vinayaka Chavithi is one of the most celebrated festivals of the Hindus. Vinayaka chavithi dedicated to Lord
    Ganesha the God of wealth, wisdom and learning, Vinayaka Chavithi is observed with mush fanfare through out the India.
     

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