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Ganesh Chaturthi: PM Modi, Smriti Irani, Other Leaders Greet The Nation
Ganesh Chaturthi is also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi or Ganesh Chauth.
Ganesh Chaturthi festivities have begun in the country today. The 10-day festival celebrates the birthday of Lord Ganesha, the god of wisdom and remover of obstacles. Amid the chants of "Ganpati Bappa Morya", people are bringing the Ganpati idol home today. Some are also participating in street processions, visiting famous pandals where Lord Ganeshas idols are placed. People are decked up in fine clothes and sweets are being prepared as a festival treat. On the last of the festival on Anant Chaturdashi or Ganesh Visarjan on September 22, the Ganesha idols will be immersed into a water body - a sea or a river.