Ganesh Chaturthi in Mahashtra(Last Updated 05 Aug, 2021)
Ganesh Chaturthi is an important Hindu festival celebrated in various parts of India. The festival is an integral part of the cultural and tradition in India. Worshipping the Lord Ganesha involves performing a number of rituals and customs. Large number of tourists visit places like Karnataka, Maharashtra and Rajasthan. This festival is mainly celebrated among the business community.
The festival commences with the installation of crafted statues. The statues may be installed in podiums as well as homes. One of rituals of this festival includes not looking at the moon on the first day of the festival. According to the religious belief, this is done as the moon laughed at Lord Ganesha when he fell from his rat. The last day of the festival is marked with a number of long processions through the streets. The processions are accompanied with singing and dancing. The procession ultimately leads to immersion of these statues.