The birthday of the God of wisdom and abundance Ganesha Chaturthi ( Ganesh Chaturthi / Vinayaka Chaturthi ) with the body of a person and the head of an elephant — obstacle erector, Shiva's son and his wife Parvati — is celebrated in the month of Bhadra ( August — September ).
Ganesha is one of the most revered gods of the Hindu pantheon. Any undertakings are accompanied by the prayer of Ganesha: « Om Ganesha namah ».
The Ganesha Chaturti holiday symbolizes a good omen.
On this day, they worship Ganesha, bring him fruit, milk, flowers and sweets, coconuts are broken before the image of God.
In some areas of the country ( for example, in Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu ) by this day, new images of Ganesha are created from raw clay. After prayers, offerings and a brief farewell ceremony, old images immerse rivers, lakes and other bodies of water in the water.
The birth of Ganesha Chaturtha is celebrated throughout the country. He is especially magnificent and joyful in the state of Maharashtra. The holiday also symbolizes the onset of a series of holidays dedicated to other Hindu deities.