Ganeshotsav (Ganesh + Utsav)

गणेशोत्सव (Ganeshotsav) start with Ganesh Chaturthi, ends after 10 days on Anant Chaturdashi which is also known as Ganesh Visarjan day. Lord Ganesh is worshipped as the God of wisdom, prosperity and good fortune and offer Him sweet dish like  modak.
गणेशोत्सव (Ganeshotsav) start with Ganesh Chaturthi, ends after 10 days on Anant Chaturdashi which is also known as Ganesh Visarjan day. Lord Ganesh is worshipped as the God of wisdom, prosperity and good fortune and offer Him sweet dish like modak.
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Dates
Slogan
गणपति बप्पा मोरया - Ganapati Bappa Morya!
गणेश महाराज की, जय - Ganesh Maharaj Ki, Jai!!
2015
17 September - 26 September
2016
5 September - 15 September
2017
25 August - 5 September
2018
13 September - 23 September
Related Name
गणेश चतुर्थी (Ganesha Chaturthi), गणपति पूजा (Ganapati Puja), विनायका चतुर्थी (Vinayaka Chaturthi), गणेश विसर्जन (Ganesh Visarjan), गणपति विसर्जन (Ganpati Visarjan), अनंत चतुर्दशी (Anant Chaturdashi, Anant Chodash)
Frequency
Yearly
Duration
10 Days
Begins
Bhadrapada Shukla Chaturthi
Ends
Bhadrapad Shukla Chaturdashi
Months
August / September
गणेश चतुर्थी (Ganesha Chaturthi) 5 September 2016
The first day of Ganeshotsav celebrated as birth anniversary of Lord Ganesh. Ganesha Chaturthi also named Ganesh Chauth is the Hindu festival celebrated in honour of the god Ganesha, also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi.

In Maharashtra, Telangana, Gujarat, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Goa, Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, This festival is celebrated by families at home, public celebration in public pandals by installing clay/raw images of Lord Ganesha and worshiped in groups.
But in north Indian state celebrate by installing Lord Ganesha's statue in temples for this festival only.

Hindi Version:
गणेशोत्सव का पहिला दिन भगवान गणेश के जन्म दिवस के रूप में मनाया जाता है। जिसे गणेश चतुर्थी या गणेश चौथ के नाम से भी जाना जाता है। विनायक श्री गणेश का ही दूसरा नाम है, अतः इस त्योहार को विनायक चतुर्थी भी बोला जाता है।

महाराष्ट्र, तेलंगाना, गुजरात, कर्नाटक, तमिलनाडु, आंध्र प्रदेश, केरल , गोवा, उड़ीसा, मध्य प्रदेश और छत्तीसगढ़ में इस त्योहार को घर मे और सार्वजनिक पंडालों में भगवान गणेश की कच्ची मिट्टी की मूर्तियाँ स्थापित करके परिवारों और समूहों द्वारा पूजा की जाती है।
लेकिन उत्तर भारत के कुछ राज्यों में इस त्योहार को मंदिरों में भगवान गणेश की अस्थायी प्रतिमा स्थापित करके मनाते हैं।
अनंत चतुर्दशी (Anant Chaturdashi) 15 September 2016
The last day of Ganeshotsav celebrated as Anant Chaturdashi(Anant Chodash) and in the indian state Maharashtra and Gujarat celebrates this day as Ganesh Visarjan(Ganpati Visarjan). Lord Ganesh idols are immersed in a large source of water such as the sea, river or a lake.

Few part of north India, people wear a thread with 14 Knots as resolution in their arm. This thread also anown as annant therefore called Anant Chaturdashi.

Hindi Version:
गणेशोत्सव के अंतिम दिन को अनंत चतुर्दशी (अनंत चौदश) के रूप में मनाया जाता है। भारतीय राज्य जैसे महाराष्ट्र और गुजरात मे ये त्योहार गणेश विसर्जन ( गणपति विसर्जन ) के रूप में मानते है। इस त्योहार के अंतर्गत भगवान गणेश की मूर्तियों को पानी के एक बड़े स्रोत जैसे समुद्र, नदी या झील मे बड़े ही धूम-धाम से प्रवाहित किया जाता है।

उत्तर भारत के कुछ हिस्सों मे लोग अपने हाथ में संकल्प के रूप में 14 गाँठ लगे हुए धागे को अपने बागू मे पहनते हैं। इस पवित्र धागे को अनंत कहा जाता है और इसलिए इस त्योहार को अनंत चतुर्दशी।

मोदक (Modak)

The main sweet dish during the festival is the modak (modak in Marathi, modakam/kudumu in Telugu, modaka/kadubu in Kannada, kozhakatta/modakkam in Malayalam and kozhukattai/modagam in Tamil). A modak is a dumpling made from rice flour/wheat flour with a stuffing of fresh or dry-grated coconut, jaggery, dry fruits and some other condiments. It is either steam-cooked or fried. Another popular sweet dish is the karanji (karjikai in Kannada) which is similar to the modak in composition and taste but has a semicircular shape.

Lord Ganesh Temples

प्राचीन गणेश मंदिर (Prachin Ganesh Mandir) Prachin Ganesh Mandir founded by Prachin Ganesh Mandir Samiti in 7 Jul 1994, Vigyan Lok, Anand Vihar New Delhi
प्राचीन गणेश मंदिर (Prachin Ganesh Mandir) founded by Prachin Ganesh Mandir Samiti in 7 Jul 1994. Main temple have panch shikhar along with Shivlay and Navgrah dham.
गणेश मंदिर (Ganesh Mandir) group of two temples Shiv Mandir along with Ganesh Mandir
गणेश मंदिर (Ganesh Mandir) dedicated to Lord Shri Ganesh founded by in , group of two temples Shiv Evam Shani Mandir along with Shri Ganesh Mandir, both temple share same wall and also interconnected. Boundaries of temples are not well define due to the closeness of both bhawan. Most of the time, when new devotees visit these temples unable to distinguish both the temple. These temples are near by famous Hanuman Temple in Connaught Place.
Sri Rangji MandirSri Rangji Mandir
श्री रंगजी मंदिर (Sri Rangji Mandir) inspiration architecture of Sri Varadaraja Temple, Kanchipuram. The mix efforts of south and north Indian temple architecture.
स्वच्छ भारत अभियान - Swachh Bharat Abhiyan
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