Ganesh Chaturthi, also known as Vinayak Chaturthi, marks the birth of Lord Ganesh, the elephant-headed God in Hindu mythology.
This year, India celebrates Ganesh Chaturthi on 17 September with great fervour and joy. The 10-day-long festival beginning on Thursday represents the typical Indian celebratory madness, with colours, music and dance.
It is mainly observed in Maharashtra, Gujarat and south India and mostly falls in the month of Bhadra, i.e, anytime between mid-August and mid-September, according to the Hindu calendar.
From commoners to celebrities, all celebrate the auspicious festival by bringing the Ganpati idol at home and worshipping it.
Many Bollywood celebs, including Amitabh Bachchan, Arjun Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Sonakshi Sinha and Shruti Haasan, wished their fans on social media on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi.
Ganpati bappa morya!!!It's that time of the year again for festivities,family time and modaks!Happy Ganesh Chaturthi guys!!!❤️
— Shraddha Kapoor (@ShraddhaKapoor) September 17, 2015
Finally my favourite festival is here!! Happy Ganesh chaturthi! Wishing everyone love, luck and happiness always❤️ — Athiya Shetty (@theathiyashetty) September 17, 2015
— Varun Dhawan (@Varun_dvn) September 17, 2015
Happy Vinayaka/Ganesh Chaturthi to everyone .. May this auspicious day bring you all wonderful beginnings
— shruti haasan (@shrutihaasan) September 17, 2015
— Tanishaa Mukerji (@TanishaaMukerji) September 17, 2015
— Manoj Bajpayee (@BajpayeeManoj) September 17, 2015
Wishing everyone a very Happy Ganesh Chaturthi. :)) peace Nd prosperity to all.
— KK (@K_K_Pal) September 17, 2015
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) September 17, 2015
Happy #GaneshChaturthi to everyone !!!
— Tamannaah Bhatia (@tamannaahspeaks) September 17, 2015
— Sonakshi Sinha (@sonakshisinha) September 17, 2015