Ganesh Chaturthi, also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi, is a Hindu festival celebrated to honour Lord Ganesha, the elephant-headed god of wisdom, knowledge, and new beginnings. This festival is one of the most popular and widely observed in India, especially in the western states of Maharashtra, Gujarat and parts of Southern India. As you celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi 2023, we at LatestLY have bought together a collection of rangoli designs that you can try and decorate your house for the festival. Last-Minute Ganeshotsav 2023 Decoration Ideas: From Traditional to Eco-Friendly, Easy Ways To Decorate Your House for Ganesh Chaturthi.
Ganesh Chaturthi typically falls in the Hindu month of Bhadrapada, which usually corresponds to August or September in the Gregorian calendar. This year, it will be observed on Tuesday, September 19. It lasts for ten days, with the main day being the fourth day of the waxing moon period (Shukla Paksha Chaturthi). The festival begins with installing clay idols or statues of Lord Ganesha in homes, public places, or temples. Skilled artisans often craft these idols, and they come in various sizes, from small to massive.
During the festival, devotees offer daily prayers and perform various rituals to seek the blessings of Lord Ganesha. These rituals include the chanting of Vedic hymns, singing devotional songs (bhajans), and performing aarti (a ceremonial prayer with lights). The main puja (worship) involves offering flowers, coconuts, sweets (modak being the favourite), and other offerings to the idol. In addition to religious ceremonies, Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations often feature cultural events such as music, dance, and processions. Traditional instruments like dhols and tasha drums are played during processions, and devotees dance in a jubilant manner. Here is a collection of rangoli designs that you can try and beautify your house for the ten-day Ganesh festival.
Easy Rangoli Designs For Ganesh Chaturthi
Beautiful Rangoli Designs For Ganesh Chaturthi
Simple Ganesh Chaturthi Rangoli Designs
Ganesh Chaturthi Rangoli Designs
Beautiful Ganesh Chaturthi Rangoli Designs
The festival concludes on the 10th day, known as Anant Chaturdashi. On this day, the clay idols of Lord Ganesha are taken in grand processions to water bodies, such as rivers, lakes, or the sea, for immersion. This ritual symbolizes the departure of Lord Ganesha to his abode in Mount Kailash and is accompanied by singing, dancing, and fanfare.
Wishing everyone Happy Ganesh Chaturthi 2023!
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