Ganesha Chathurthi

Vinayaka Chaturthi

Vighna Vinayaka removes all obstacles and shower with bounties,

Our students, teachers and the non-teaching staff prayed lord Ganesh that “We surrender to you, Lord Ganesh, you are the speaker and you are the listener, you are the giver,

At the end of the day, Ganesha statue was taken for immersion through a procession by our school students along with staff members.

In India

Ganesha Chaturthi is primarily celebrated at home and in public by local community groups in the central and western states of Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa and the southern states of Karnataka, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Eastern states of Odisha.

In Public

Public celebrations of the festival are popular and are organised by local youth groups, neighbourhood associations or groups of tradespeople. Funds for the public festival are collected from members of the association arranging the celebration, local residents and businesses.

The Ganesha idols and accompanying statues are installed in temporary shelters, known as mandaps or pandals. The festival features cultural activities such as singing, theatre and orchestral performances and community activities such as free medical checkups, blood-donation sites and donations to the poor. Ganesh Chaturthi, in addition to its religious aspects, is an important economic activity in Mumbai, Surat, Pune, Hyderabad, Bangalore and Chennai. Many artists, industries, and businesses earn a significant amount of their living from the festival, which is a stage for budding artists. Members of other religions also participate in the celebration.

In Tamil Nadu, the festival, also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi or Pillayar Chaturthi, falls on the fourth day after the new moon in the month of Āvaṇi in the Tamil calendar.

The idols are usually made of clay or paper-mâché since Plaster of Paris idols have been banned by the state government, but violations of this rule are often reported Idols are also made of coconuts and other organic products. They are worshipped for several days in pandals and immersed in the Bay of Bengal the following Sunday.

In Kerala, the festival is also known as Lamboodhara Piranalu, which falls in the month of Chingam. In Thiruvananthapuram, a procession marches from the Pazhavangadi Ganapathi Temple to Shankumugham Beach, with tall statues of Ganesha made from organic items and milk immersed in the sea.