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Etymology of Ganesh Chaturthi
Etymology of Ganesh Chaturthi

Shreya Shetty
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I have heard that this day marks the birthday of Lord Ganesha. However it is also believed that Shukla Chaturthi is celebrated in honour of Lord Ganesh and hence the festival is commemorated. Can anyone tell me more about this festival and why is it celebrated on a huge scale in western India only?

Posted On : 8/23/2017 5:00:01 AM

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Sheena Batra
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Ganesh Chaturthi, also known as Vinayak Chaturthi is a ten-day Hindu festival celebrated to honour the elephant-headed Lord Ganesha`s birthday.

Posted On : 8/25/2017 4:33:09 AM

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Aman Saxena
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Not only in Western India, I have heard that this puja is also celebrated with great pomp and cheers in South India.

Posted On : 8/28/2017 5:02:34 AM

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Monish Mishra
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We have all heard about the Ganesh Chaturthi of Mumbai. Can you please tell us about the Vinayak Chaturthi celebration of South India, Aman Saxena?

Posted On : 8/30/2017 5:08:09 AM

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Minakshi Iyer
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In Karnataka, Ganesh Chaturthi is known as `Ganesh Habba` and it is celebrated on a big scale. Pujas and aartis are performed along with family and friends. Local delicacies are offered to the deity on a banana leaf. Delicious sweets and savouries like Modakam, Kosambari, Gojju, Mosaru Bhajji and Payasams are prepared. Coconuts form a big part of all auspicious occasions in South.

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