|Early Times Report |
JAMMU, Sept 13: Bawa Kailakh Dev Parbhandhak Committee pleased the idol of Ganpati ji on eve of Ganesh Chaturdashi for 10 days. President of the committee, Master Ram Pal Seth said that Ganesh Chaturthi, also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi or Ganesh Chauth, is celebrating on September 13, Thursday. The birth anniversary of Lord Ganesha - the god of wisdom, prosperity and good fortune - is celebrated on Ganesh Chaturthi. The Ganeshotsav festivities begin on Ganesh Chaturthi and end after 10 days on Anant Chaturdashi, also known as the day of Ganesh Visarjan. On this day, devotees immerse idol of Lord Ganesha in a water body close by. The gala celebration includes new clothes, sweets and dance processions on streets. Modak, a sweet dumpling, is offered to the Ganesha idol.
and also received as prasad during the 10-day festival that reveres Lord Ganesha.
With increasing environmental concerns, many people prefer eco-friendly Ganesha instead of plaster of Paris idols. These days, statues with seeds are also being made.