Ganesh Chaturthi is a 10-day long festival that marks the birth of Lord Ganesha.
NEW DELHI || President of India, Ram Nath Kovind on Friday greeted the people of the country on the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi. In his message on the eve of the festival, Kovind said “On the auspicious occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi, I extend my best wishes and heartiest congratulations to all fellow citizens living in India and abroad."
He further added that the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi, celebrated as the birthday of Lord Ganesha, is an expression of people’s enthusiasm, joy and forbearance in taking every section of the society along on this occasion.
Cautioning people of the challenges posed by Covid-19 pandemic, he said, he was hoping and praying that Lord Ganesha bless us all to overcome this pandemic at the earliest possible and we all live a happy and healthy life.
The Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu wished people on the eve of Ganesh Chaturthi in a message.
Ganesh Chaturthi is a 10-day long festival that marks the birth of Lord Ganesha. The festivities often witness huge gatherings and processions of devotees. Every year, people bring splendid idols of Lord Ganesha into their homes and worship the deity with utmost devotion and piety. The Visarjan of the idols, that symbolises the journey of Lord Ganesha to Kailasa takes place on the 10th day, marking the end of the festival.
Though huge processions and gatherings are the hallmark of Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations, this year, we must strive to tone down the celebrations in view of the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.