Good morning to one and all present here. Today, I’ll be giving a short speech on the topic ‘Ganesh Chaturthi.
Ganesh Chaturthi or Vinayak Chaturthi is one of the most important Hindu festivals that is celebrated across India. Also known as Vinaya Chaviti, Ganeshotsav, and even Pillayar Chaturthi, it commemorates the birth of Lord Ganesha, or rather, his rebirth with an elephant head.
Ganesh Chaturthi begins on the fourth day (or Chaturthi) of the month of Bhadrapada (August–September), the sixth month of the Hindu calendar. In 2022, it was celebrated with great gusto on the 31st of August.
The exact rituals performed on this day slightly varies from state to state. The one common factor is the making of Modak (or sweet dumplings) as the Prasad for Lord Ganesha, owing to his penchant for the same. Durva grass is also a common offering made to the God on this day.
Temples across the country celebrate this day with a variety of offerings and singing His praises.