Ganesh Chaturthi is a Hindu festival which celebrates the beloved Lord Ganesha, the elephant-headed deity, known as the remover or destroyer of obstacles as well as the god of wisdom and new beginnings. Ganesh Chaturthi was August 29th this year (2014) – so yes, I’m a little late in writing this. Sadly I also was unable to be in India to witness this festival myself.
In this festival, statues are built and installed in public shrines and worshiped for ten days with a variety of herbs, plants and then immersed in water, which is believed to purify the water. A large statue of Lord Ganesha is built and submerged into a lake in this same manner.
Read more about Lord Ganesha.
DN was so thoughtful… He sent me these photos to share with you.
As if Lord Ganesha destroying obstacles wasn’t amazing enough, here’s a picture that describes the symbolism within Lord Ganesha. This is one of many reasons why Lord Ganesha is the emblem of My Hindi Heart, and incorporated into the logo.