India celebrates Vinayaka Chathurthi, popularly known as Ganesh Chaturthi, with great religious enthusiasm.People goes to the temples of Lord Ganesha to make special prayers. People arrived early in the morning to buy clay idols of the deity, and a noticeable crowd could be observed in the marketplaces. Celebrities, particularly from the South Indian film industry, expressed their wishes on social media.
Allu Arjun wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter, “Happy Ganesh Chaturthi. May all of us have a great new beginning.”
Happy Ganesh Chaturthi . May all of us have a great new beginning 🖤 pic.twitter.com/0MKAE7V8Kr
— Allu Arjun (@alluarjun) September 18, 2023
Jr NTR shared, “Wishing everyone a Happy Ganesh Chaturthi!”
మీకు మీ కుటుంబ సభ్యులకు వినాయక చవితి శుభాకాంక్షలు.
Wishing everyone a Happy Ganesh Chaturthi!
— Jr NTR (@tarak9999) September 18, 2023
Actress Hema Malini posted, “Auspicious day today! We celebrate the festival of our own dear Ganesha, he who mitigates all evil and who is always worshipped before the start of any auspicious happening. Happy Ganesh Chaturthi to all.”
Auspicious day today! We celebrate the festival of our own dear Ganesha, 🙏❤️ he who mitigates all evil and who is always worshipped before the start of any auspicious happening🙏
Happy Ganesh Chaturthi to all🙏🌺 pic.twitter.com/rM6qAvAFbp
— Hema Malini (@dreamgirlhema) September 18, 2023
Sai Dharam Raj wishes,’ Happy Vinayaka Chaturthi to you and all your family members’
— Sai Dharam Tej (@IamSaiDharamTej) September 18, 2023
Pranitha Subhas posted on instagram,
‘Happy Ganesh Chaturthi
Gowri Ganesha Habbada Shubhashayagalu
PS mother-in-law and sister-in-law did 95% of all the preparations! Specially the kadubus.’
The Hindu holiday of Ganesh Chaturthi, which falls in the month of Bhadrapada, commemorates the birth of Lord Ganesha, the son of Shiva and Parvati. Ganesha’s clay idols are erected both privately in people’s homes and publicly on lavish pandals to commemorate the event.
On the day of Anant Chaturdashi, the 10-day festival is concluded by the immersion of the idol, known as visarjan, in a local body of water after being carried in a public procession with music and group singing. The celebration honours Lord Ganesha as the ‘God of New Beginnings’ and the ‘Remover of Obstacles’ as well as the god of knowledge and intelligence.