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Ganesh Chaturthi, also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi marks the birthday of Lord Ganesha. It is observed in the month of Bhadra according to the Hindu calendar.

FP Staff August 25, 2017 22:47:01 IST
Ganesh Chaturthi, also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi marks the birthday of Lord Ganesha. It is observed in the month of Bhadra according to the Hindu calendar. AP
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Ganesh Chaturthi, also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi marks the birthday of Lord Ganesha. It is observed in the month of Bhadra according to the Hindu calendar. AP
Considered to be one of the most beloved gods, Ganesh is known by 108 different names and is considered to be a symbol of good fortune, wisdom, prosperity, and wealth. AP
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Considered to be one of the most beloved gods, Ganesh is known by 108 different names and is considered to be a symbol of good fortune, wisdom, prosperity, and wealth. AP
It is celebrated for 10 days with extreme devotion and joy in many states of India including Maharashtra, Goa, Kerela, Tamil Nadu, Himachal Pradesh. PTI
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It is celebrated for 10 days with extreme devotion and joy in many states of India including Maharashtra, Goa, Kerela, Tamil Nadu, Himachal Pradesh. PTI
In Mumbai, Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated with great enthusiasm; several popular pandals like Lalbaugcha Raja, Ganesh Galli attracts visitors from other states too. AP
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In Mumbai, Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated with great enthusiasm; several popular pandals like Lalbaugcha Raja, Ganesh Galli attracts visitors from other states too. AP
In Surat, devotees give final touches to a 153 feet idol of Lord Ganesha, claimed to be the biggest in India, in a pandal. PTI
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In Surat, devotees give final touches to a 153 feet idol of Lord Ganesha, claimed to be the biggest in India, in a pandal. PTI