Ganesh Chaturthi is a 10 day festival celebrated to commemorate the birth of Elephant Headed Lord Ganesha. Lord Ganesha symbolises wisdom, luck and fortune. It is celebrated in the month of Bhadra(August-September). It is mostly celebrated in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, and Telangana where all devotees welcome Lord Ganesha statues made up in eco-friendly manner with the help of clays, flowers and other natural items in order to protect nature. On this special occasion the whole city is decorated with lights and flowers. The Happy Ganesh Chaturthi festival begins with Pranapratishhtha(chanting of mantras). Offerings including modak, shrikhand, payasam, coconut rice, motichoor ladoo and other sweets are placed in front of his idol. On the tenth day, Lord Ganesha’s statue is immersed in water, known as Ganpati Visarjan. Devotees chant Ganapati Bappa Morya, paying respect to him as he is seen off, taking all our worries away and leaving blessings behind. Historically, it has been celebrated since the time of King Shivaji. It was during a time of India freedom struggle that Lokmanya Tilak(Bal Gangadhar Tilak) made this festival public gathering and celebration instead of private celebrations at home. It is believed that one should not sight the moon on Happy Ganesh Chaturthi. Sighting moon on Ganesh Chaturthi creates Mithya Dosham or Mithya Kalank which means false accusation of stealing something. During this pandemic, the Brihan Mumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has introduced a one-ward-one-Ganpati concept to maintain social distance. Although owing to the coronavirus pandemic, it might be difficult to meet your friends and family. You can still spread joy through these thoughtful Happy Ganesh Chaturthi 2021 Images and wishes for this Ganesh Chaturthi.
Historically, it has been celebrated since the time of King Shivaji. It was during a time of India freedom struggle that Lokmanya Tilak(Bal Gangadhar Tilak) made this festival public gathering and celebration instead of private celebrations at home. According to the story, Lord Ganesha was made with sandalwood paste by Goddess Parvati and asked him to guard the door while she was taking a bath. Meanwhile Lord Shiva arrives and demands to go inside but Lord Ganesha doesn’t allow him to go inside. Lord Shiva got angry and severed his head, after witnessing all this Goddess Parvati got heartbroken and overwhelmed. Lord Shiva promised her to bring back her son’s life. Devas were sent to search for a living child’s head facing north but they found an elephant’s head. This is how Lord Ganesha got his life back with an elephant;s head and became a Vighnakarta for rakshas and Vighnaharta for devas.
Happy Ganesh Chaturthi 2021 Wishes and Images
We have selected some of the best Happy Ganesh Chaturthi 2021 Images and wishes,which you can share with your friends and family on your social media profiles and instant messaging services such as Whatsapp.
- Ganesha is known as Vinayak, meaning master of oneself. This signifies independence in thought and action. Take ownership and responsibility for your actions and their outcome like Ganesha. Happy Ganesh Chaturthi.
- May Lord Ganpati remove all obstacles and shower you with bounties.. Jai Shree Ganpati Morya.
- May Lord Ganesha bring peace, happiness and prosperity to you and your family. Happy Ganesh Chaturthi!
- Good luck, good fortune, wealth and prosperity… May you be blessed with all these and more on Ganesh Chaturthi. Om Sri Ganeshaya Namaha!
- On this holy occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi, I wish that good luck and good fortune may come to you along with the blessings of Lord Ganesh. Om Shri Ganeshya Namaha!
- Wish you Happy Ganesh Chaturthi and I pray to God for a prosperous life. May you find all the delights of life, may all your dreams come true.
- May Lord Ganesha come to your house and take away all your laddus and modaks with all your worries and sorrows. Happy Ganesh Chaturthi!
- Spread the message of honesty and love through this world on this day when Lord Ganesha ascended on this earth to kill evil. May Ganesh Chaturthi, the festival of Lord Ganesha bring you all the happiness and good luck.
- May Lord Ganesha shower abundant good luck on you and may he always bestow you with his blessings… Happy Ganesh Chaturthi!
- Fortunate is the one who has learned to admire but not to envy.. Good wishes for a joyous Ganesh Puja with plenty of peace and prosperity.