Vinayaka Chaturthi is also known as Vinayaka Chaviti in Tamil, and Ganesh Chaturthi in Malayalam.
Ganesh Chaturthi is a Hindu festival celebrated on the full moon day of the Hindu month of Vaishakha. It marks the arrival of Lord Ganesha (Vinayaka) to his home town in Kerala. The festival is celebrated by lighting lamps, bathing idols and other religious activities. The most important feature of this festival is that it has been celebrated for thousands of years by people from different parts of India and abroad. This festival has various rituals associated with it like worshiping the deities, washing the feet and cutting off one’s hair for good health and prosperity.
Ganesh Chaturthi is a Hindu festival celebrated in the month of September, known as Vinayaka Chaturthi or Vinayaka Chaviti. The festival is held on the full moon day of the second lunar fortnight, which is called Ganesha Chaturthi in South India. It marks the arrival of Lord Ganesha and his consort Parvati to earth. This day is also known as Vinayaka Pournami in North India, where it marks the arrival of Lord Krishna and his consort Radha. This day also marks end of Navaratri festival, which usually falls during this month.
The celebration started with a procession from Hampi to Sringeri and then continued to other places like Kumbakonam, Tirup
Vinayaka Chaturthi is an important festival in the Hindu calendar. It is celebrated on the full moon day of the Tamil month of Vaikasi, which falls in late April or early May.
Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated to wish for a prosperous new year and to give thanks for a prosperous harvest. It is also observed as a festival to honor Lord Ganesha, who has been worshipped by Hindus since ancient times. This popular festival has been celebrated since ancient times and was probably introduced from south India to north India around the 4th century AD.
The celebration of Vinayaka Chaturthi started in Kerala and spread northwards through Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Maharashtra to other parts of India such as Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Od
Vinayaka Chaturthi, also known as Vinayaka Chaviti is a Hindu festival celebrated in Tamil Nadu, India. The festival is celebrated on the full moon day of the month of Vinam on or before the first full moon after the waning moon. It is also called as Vinayaka (Lord) and Chaturthi (full moon). It is one of the 18 major festivals in Tamil Nadu.
It marks an important occasion in which Lord Ganesha and his consort, Uma Devi are worshipped by people across India and abroad. Many temples are constructed for Lord Ganesha during this festival to provide solace to devotees.
The festival begins with ‘Vanam’ or ‘vanam’ from 9:00 am till 11: