Lord Ganesh is believed to be the God of wisdom, prosperity and wealth. Ganesh Chaturthi is observed every year on the Chaturthi tithi of Shukla Paksha of Bhadrapada month. This festival is celebrated with great zeal and pomp throughout different states of India. 

This year Ganesh Chaturthi holds special importance as people will be able to celebrate the occasion after two years of ban  due to the pandemic. 

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Let’s have a look at how different places in India are preparing for the upcoming festival:


There is a popular belief that Lord Shiva had sent his son Ganesh to sage Vyasa to help him write the Mahabharata. Sage Vyasa lived at Haridwar at that time and he wrote Mahabharata with the help of Lord Ganesha within 10 days. Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated every year in the Vyasa Temple of Haridwar. Artisans of Uttarakhand are focusing on clay idols of Ganesha this year. These clay idols are being painted with vibrant spectacular range of colors and are in high demand amongst the devotees. 


The celebrations of Ganesh Chaturthi have already started in Gujarat from August 28. Special Ganesh Yatra was organized by devotees all across Surat. Last year, there was a restriction laid for the height of Ganesh idols. A four-ft height was only permitted for the Ganesh idols in pandals and two-ft tall idols for homes. This year, the Chief Minister of Gujarat Bhupendrabhai Patel has lifted all Covid-related restrictions but the guidelines of Central Pollution Control Board remain effective, especially during the time of Visarjan. 

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This year Maharashtra is celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi with grandeur. The celebrations have already started from August 27 and the people are celebrating both at home as well as with the entire community, friends and family. Lalbaugcha Raja is the well-known and most visited Ganesh idol in Mumbai. Every year, thousands of devotees come to offer prayers to the Lalbaugcha Raja. 

This year, a 12-ft tall Ganesh idol has been made at Lalbaughcha Raja and famous art director Nitin Chandrakant Desai has given shape to the pandal decorations. The 12-ft tall idol of Lalbaugcha Raja is seen sitting on the throne and the Ayodhya Ram temple has been selected as the theme this year. 


Artisans in Bhopal are selling eco-friendly Ganesh idols this year. In order to save the environment and water, artisans have focused on preparing Ganesh idols from sago and black pepper seeds. They have made 100 per cent eco-friendly idols.


Ahead of Durga Puja , Kolkatans are also celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi with great zeal. People in the big housing complexes have ordered huge idols of Lord Ganesha from Kumartuli and even the small-scale puja’s have geared up with great pomp to celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi in the city. This festival has gained prominence in Kolkata over the past decade and is being celebrated with great fervour after two years of pandemic