Ganesh Chaturthi marks the birthday of Lord Ganesha and is mostly celebrated in Maharashtra and parts of southern India. This year, the 10-day long festival begins on Sept. 5, Monday and most stars are already in a celebratory mood.
As many as 70 TV stars have brought home idols of their favourite Lord Ganesha, while screen actors have, so far, wished their fans on social media. Shilpa Shetty will offer prayers to an eco-friendly idol this year and has urged all of her admirers to do the same.
Amitabh Bachchan, Kajol, Farhan Akhtar, Shraddha Kapoor, Anupam Kher, Sridevi Boney Kapoor and Jackie Shroff among others have shared their best wishes on the auspicious occasion. Here's what they tweeted:
Randeep Hooda: Happy #GaneshChaturthi. Please go for nature friendly idols and try to not immerse them in the sea.
Aditi Rao Hydari: Happy #GaneshChaturthi to everyone.May we all be blessed! be wiser more loving &compassionate.May we be better than we were yesterday! ऊँ
Madhuri Dixit Nene: It's modak time!!! Yay #GaneshChaturthi
Anushka Sharma: Wishing everyone a very Happy #GaneshChaturthi
Mandira Bedi: A very happy #GaneshChaturthi to all of you. Here's to His many blessings. And to beautiful new beginnings...
Bipasha Basu: Happy #GaneshChaturthi
Shekhar Ravijani: Ganpati Bappa Morya! May the remover of obstacles bless you and your loved ones with good health, prosperity & happiness. #GaneshChaturthi
Sophie Choudry: Happy #GaneshChaturthi everyone! May u be blessed with peace, prosperity, luck & happiness❤ #ganpatibappamorya
Madhur Bhandarkar: May lord Ganesh, Destroy your sorrows, Enhance your happiness, And create goodness all around you! Happy #GaneshChaturthi
Vivek Oberoi: Happy #GaneshChaturthi! May Lord Ganesh bless you and your loved ones with peace, happiness and prosperity. Ganpati Bappa Morya!
Sridevi Boney Kapoor: Wish all of you a very Happy Ganesh Chaturthi. Hope the festivities bring peace, prosperity and happiness to all. #GaneshChaturthi
Manish Paul: Happy #GaneshChaturthi to all.may bappa bless us all always:):)
Sushant Singh Rajput: Happy #GaneshChaturthi everyone. And hey 'Life' #HappyTeachersDay . #Htcity
Karan Johar: Happy #GaneshChaturthi to everyone...may the season of love and prayer give you all the peace you deserve...
Diana Penty: Happy #GaneshChaturthi all you lovely people! May you be blessed with good luck, happiness and many prosperous days ahead
Shraddha Kapoor: Happy Ganesh Chaturthi everyone!! #GanpatiBappaMorya
Farhan Akhtar: Happy Ganesh Chaturthi to all. Love.
Arjun Rampal: Happy Ganesh Chaturti everyone, Just finished our Pooja as we welcome Ganesha to our home. #ganpatibappamorya
Amitabh Bachchan: T 2369 - Happy Ganesh Chaturthi .. prosperity peace and progress to all ..
Anupam Kher: Happy Ganesh Chaturthi to all. Love, Peace & Happiness always.
Kajol: Wishing every1 a very happy an prosperous Ganesh Chaturthi . Thank god Bappa aaplya sarkha nasto! Can't get over it @Riteishd