Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday extended greetings to the nation, on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi. The prime minister took to Twitter and said, “Greetings on the auspicious occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi.
Greetings on the auspicious occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi.
सभी देशवासियों को गणेश चतुर्थी के पावन पर्व की शुभकामनाएं। pic.twitter.com/UupNvwOpMf
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 13, 2018
Home Minister Rajnath Singh also wished the country on the festival. Singh, through his Twitter handle said, “greetings and my warm wishes to everyone on the auspicious occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi.”
Greetings and my warm wishes to everyone on the auspicious occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi. गणेश चतुर्थी के पावन पर्व पर आप सभी को शुभकामनाएं।
— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) September 13, 2018
Ganesh Chaturthi is a Hindu festival dedicated to Lord Ganesha, the lord of new beginnings.
Devotees throng temples, worship Lord Ganesha and offer sweets, particularly laddoos (modak).
People across the country, especially in Maharashtra install the deity’s idol at home and at elaborate pandals to celebrate the festival.
The festival lasts for 10 days with the final immersion – also called the Visarjan – of an idol of Lord Ganesha.