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Ganesha Chaturthi.

ganeshGanesha Chaturthi is celebrated as the birthday of

Lord Ganesha in the month of Bhadrapada  on the

4th day of shukla paksha(bright fortnight). The

celebration of festival was started by Lokamanya

AsBala Gangadhara Tilak, as a means to unite Hindus

all over India.The festival is at its most elaborate

in Maharashtra. Gajasura, the demon was killed

by Ganapathi, the son of Lord Shiva and Parvati.

With his broken tusk, Ganesha pens down the

Mahabharata, the epic dictated non-stop by sage

Vyasa. As per rituals 21 modakas are offered to

the Lord Ganesha. Marigold, the saffron yellow

flower named Marigold is Ganesha’s favourite flower.

Source:Collection.

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