Ganesh Chaturthi is considered the precursor to all Hindu festivals celebrated in a year. As with other auspicious occasions, fun and food play an important role in this festival. Celebrate with joy and these recipes.
Ganesha Chaturthi (à¤—à¤£à¥‡à¤¶ à¤šà¤¤à¥à¤°à¥à¤¥à¥€ Gaá¹‡Ä“Å›a CaturthÄ«) (à°µà°¿à°¨à°¾à°¯à°• à°šà°µà°¿à°¤à°¿ VinÄyaka Caviti) is the Hindu festival celebrated in honour of the god Ganesha, the elephant-headed, remover of obstacles and the god of beginnings and wisdom. The festival, also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi, is observed in the Hindu calendar month of Bhaadrapada, starting on the shukla chaturthi (fourth day of the waxing moon period). The date usually falls between 19 August and 20 September. The festival lasts for 10 days, ending on Anant Chaturdashi (fourteenth day of the waxing moon period).