Journal3 - Ganesh Chaturthi India is rich of cultures and...

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1 Ganesh Chaturthi India is rich of cultures and different festivals. People of different casts celebrate different festivals. But they all get together when it comes the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi. On the 4th day of the bright half of Bhadrapad (between August and September), the great festival of Lord Ganesh is celebrated. This festival marks the birthday of Lord Ganesh. Ganpati is one of the most popular deities in India. Both who worship Lord Shiv and Lord Krishna also worship Ganesh. Even Buddhists and Jains have respect for Ganpati. He is considered to be an incarnation of both Shiva and Vishnu. It is the most joyous event of the year. Throughout India the festival is celebrated with much enthusiasm and devotion. The festival is celebrated for ten days. The mythological basis of the celebration is found in the Puranas. One day Parvati was taking bath. She wanted someone to watch outside. She got the idea of making an idol out of the dirt that came from her body. She placed the idol outside. Then her
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