Ganesh Utsav is celebrated with great enthusiasm throughout India. Starting from Ganesh Chaturthi, this festival is celebrated till the immersion of the idol of Lord Ganesha till Anant Chaturdashi.
Ganesh Utsav is celebrated with gaiety all over India. But do you know what is the tradition of celebrating Ganesh Utsav and how, when did it start? Why is Ganesh festival celebrated for ten days? Here we are telling you the complete information of Ganesh Utsav festival?
The Ganesh festival started in Maharashtra. It begins on the day of Ganesh Chaturthi and then ends with the immersion of Ganesh idols on the 11th day i.e. Anant Chaturdashi. Let us now know further.
At the beginning of world, when the question arose as to who should be considered as the first worshiper, then the deity approached Lord Shiva. In this way all the gods started sitting in their vehicles to revolve around the earth.
Rat is the vehicle of Lord Ganesh and but his body is gross then how could Lord Ganesha revolve, then Lord Ganesha with his wisdom and cleverness completed the three revolutions of his father Lord Shiva and mother Parvati and stood with folded hands.
Then Lord Shiva said that there is no one greater and wiser than you in this whole world. By doing three revolutions of mother and father, you have completed the revision of the three locos and you have got its merit which is bigger than the revolutions of the earth.
Therefore, a person who will worship you before starting any work will not have to face any kind of difficulties.
Just then Lord Ganesha became revered and worshiped before all the Gods and Goddesses and then after the worship of Lord Ganesha all other gods are worshiped.
Therefore, Ganesh Lord is worshiped in Ganesh Chaturthi. All the devotees celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi immerse the idol of Lord Ganesha installed on this day on the eleventh day of Anant Chaturdashi and thus Ganesh Utsava is concluded.
Followers of religious texts, when Ved Vyas ji had narrated the story of Mahabharata to Lord Ganesha for ten days, then he closed his eyes and when he opened his eyes after ten days, he found that Lord Ganesha's temperature was very high.
Then at the same time Ved Vyasa ji had a bath in the nearby furrow(pond), which reduced his body temperature, so Lord Ganesh ji is worshiped for the next ten days after the establishment of Ganapati and then the statue of the eleventh Lord Ganesh is immersed.
Ganesh Visarjan is also a symbol of the fact that this body is made of clay and finally it has to be mixed in the soil.
Now know how long Ganesh festival is celebrated. Although this festival has been celebrated for many years, but prior to 1893 it was limited to only houses, at that time the mass festival was not celebrated nor was it celebrated in pandals on such a large scale.
In 1893, Bal Gangadhar Tilak organized this festival on a scale to mobilize against the British, in which people grew up to participate in a large scale and thus Ganesh Chaturthi was celebrated throughout the nation.
Bal Gangadhar Tilak organized this event in Maharashtra, so this festival began to be celebrated all over Maharashtra. Tilak was struggling for Swarajya at that time and wanted a platform through which his voice reached as many people as possible and then he chose the Ganapati festival and gave it a grand look whose image is seen all over Maharashtra till date. Get to.
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