Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated across the nation with immense enthusiasm to honour Lord Ganesha, son of Shiva and Parvati. This year, the 10-day-long festival begins today, September 19. The festival is also known as Vinayak Chaturthi and Ganeshotsav.
Ganesh Chaturthi is marked with the installation of Ganesh's clay idols in homes and public places. The 10-day-long festival concludes when the idol is carried in a public procession and immersed (visarjan) in a river of sea on the day of Anant Chaturdashi.
Siddhivinayak Temple, situated at Prabhadevi in Mumbai, is one of the most renowned Ganesh temples. Notable dignitaries and celebrities often visit this temple to seek blessings from Lord Ganesh.