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Ganesh Chaturthi or “Vinayak Chaturthi” Is The Major Traditional Festivals Of Odisha

Ganesh Chaturthi

About Ganesh Chaturthi:-

Ganesh Chaturthi or “Vinayak Chaturthi” is one of the major traditional festivals celebrated by the Hindu community. It is observed in the Hindu calendar month of Bhadrapada, starting on the shukla chaturthi (fourth day of the waxing moon period). Typically the day falls sometime between August 20 and September 15. The festival lasts for 10 days, ending on Ananta Chaturdashi, and is traditionally celebrated as the birthday of Lord Ganesha.

 

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Origin:

The earliest mention of Ganapati, now considered equivalent to Ganesha or Vinayaka, is found in the Rigveda (2nd-millennium BCE). It appears twice in the Rigveda, once in hymn 2.23.1, as well as in hymn 10.112.9. Both of these hymns imply a role of Ganapati as “the seer among the seers, abounding beyond measure in food presiding among the elders and being the lord of invocation”, while the hymn in mandala 10 states that without Ganapati “nothing nearby or afar is performed without thee”, according to Michael. However, it is uncertain that the Vedic term Ganapatiwhich literally means “guardian of the multitudes”, referred specifically to later era Ganesha, nor do the Vedic texts mention Ganesha Chaturthi.

Celebrations:

Public Preparations for the festival begins months ahead. They are usually funded by local residents, businesses and community organizations.The idol making in Maharashtra usually begins with “Padya pooja” or worshipping the feet of Lord Ganesh. The idols are brought to “pandals” or temporary structures usually 15–20 days before. The pandals have elaborate decoration and lighting.

At home the festival begins with the purchase and then the ceremonial installation of a clay murti (idol). Families decorate a small, clean corner with flowers and other colourful items before installing the idol. When the idol is installed, it and its shrine are decorated with flowers and other materials.

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