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Ganesh Chaturthi is observed as national festival

Ganesh Chaturthi is one of the important festivals of India. Worshipping Lord Ganesha assumes great significance in Hinduism. It is believed that one who worships Lord Ganesha with complete devotion and faith will be blessed with happiness, knowledge, wealth and long life. Nowadays, Ganesha Chaturthi is observed as a national festival to remove the inequality of Brahmins and non-Brahmins. Lord Ganesha is known by various names like Ekadanta, God of limitless powers, Heramba (obstacles remover), Lambodara, Vinayaka, God of Gods, God of wisdom, God of wealth and prosperity, and many more. People bid adieu to Lord Ganesha on the 11th day which is known as Anant Chaturdashi with complete Hindu ritual. They pray to Lord Ganesha to come back again the next year with lots of blessings to be bestowed upon them and their families.

Jubel D’Cruz

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