Ganesh Chaturthi 2023 Why Ganesh Chaturthi is Celebrated

Ganesh Chaturthi 2023: Do you know why Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated for 10 days? Find out the reason here.

Ganesh Chaturthi 2023

Ganesh Chaturthi 2023: Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated as Bappa’s birthday. The festival of Ganesh Utsav begins with Ganesh Chaturthi and concludes with Ganesh Visarjan on Anant Chaturdashi. This year, Ganesh Chaturthi starts on September 19, 2023, and will end on September 28, 2023, on Anant Chaturdashi.

In Hinduism, Lord Ganesha is one of the principal deities. Before starting any auspicious task, worship of Lord Ganesha is performed. That’s why he is also called the primary revered deity. Worshiping Lord Ganesha ensures the successful completion of all tasks for an individual without any obstacles.

Every year, during the waxing phase of the Bhadrapada month, on the fourth day (chaturthi tithi), the installation of Lord Ganesha begins with great pomp and show in households. Starting from the Ganesh Chaturthi on September 19th, the Ganesh Utsav, which lasts for 10 days, is commencing across the country. But do you know why this festival lasts for 10 days only? Let’s understand the reason behind it.

There are several stories associated with celebrating Ganesh Utsav. It is believed that Lord Ganesha was born on the fourth day of the waxing phase of the Bhadrapada month. That’s why this day is known as Ganesh Chaturthi.

On the other hand, another story behind celebrating Ganesh Utsav for 10 days is that when Veda Vyasa requested Lord Ganesha to write the epic Mahabharata, Lord Ganesha continuously wrote the Mahabharata for 10 days without stopping.

When Veda Vyasa saw this, he found that Lord Ganesha’s temperature had risen significantly, so on the 10th day, he immersed Lord Ganesha in the river for a holy bath. Since then, the beginning of Ganesh Chaturthi is acknowledged.

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