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Ganesh Chaturthi

Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated as the birthday of Lord Ganesh, the son of Shiva and Parvati. Ganesh Chaturthi is generally celebrated between August 20 and September 15. The festival lasts for 10 days.
Ganesh Chaturthi starts with the placement of Ganesh idols in colorfully decorated homes. For 10 days the idols of Ganesha are worshipped. On the 11th day, the idol is taken through the streets in a procession with great pomp and show. The whole event is accompanied with dancing, singing, and fanfare and finally the idol is immersed in a river or the sea. It symbolizes the Lord Ganesha's journey towards his abode in Kailash. People believe that the Lord also takes away all the misfortunes of his devotees.

Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated all over India but it is celebrated with great fervor in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.
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