By Pallavi Dhupia

Ganesh Chaturthi is now no more a symbolic festival of Maharastra. Ganesha, the famed god of fortuity is highly respected in all Hindu sects and communities.

Ganesha Chaturthi is the day when Lord Ganesha, the son of Lord Shiva and Parvati was born. The day thus marks the auspicious birth of one of the most important Hindu God and Ganesha Chaturthi is one of the most important Hindu festivals in India.

In Udaipur, the festival is celebrated with great zeal and vigour by all Hindu communities. Not only Maharashtrians who are settled in the city are enthusiastic about tomorrow’s celebration but also all the other sects are ready to welcome the Ganesh Mahotsav.

The festival has now travelled from coastal state of Maharashtra to Rajasthan and has also taken a beautiful shape here. Laddoo will be prepared in all homes as it is believed that Lord Ganesha is fond of it.

Ganesha bejeweled with marigold flowers and adorned with lots of other flowers can be seen not only in the temples but also at various other places where they will be established tomorrow.

The Temples are well decorated with different lights and flowers. Special arrangements have been made at Bohra Ganesh Temple where devotees will start coming from early morning.

This day is also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi or Vinayaka Chavithi in many parts of the country. It is celebrated on the fourth day of waxing moon period in the month of Bhaadrapada according to the Hindu calendar. The festival is celebrated with immense enthusiasm in Maharashtra and all over India.