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Ganesh Chaturthi, also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi, is a Hindu festival celebrated to honor Lord Ganesha, the elephant-headed god of wisdom, prosperity, and good fortune. The festival typically falls in the Hindu calendar month of Bhadrapada, which usually corresponds to August or September in the Gregorian calendar. The exact date varies each year based on the lunar calendar.
These idolsare installed in speciallydecorated pandals or at homes. This ritual is called the Prana Pratishtha, a special worship ceremony is performed,
offerings of sweets, flowers, rice, coconut, and coins are made, and the statue is anointed with red chandan (sandalwood) powder.

Key features and customs :--

1. People install clay idols of Lord Ganesha in their homes or in public pandals (temporary stages or shrines).
    These idols are beautifully decorated and vary in size from small to massive.

2.Devotees perform elaborate rituals and pujas (prayers) to invoke Lord Ganesha's blessings. This includes chanting mantras, offering flowers, incense,     sweets (modak), and performing aarti (rituals with lamps).

3.The festival typically lasts for 10 days, with the culmination being Ganesh Visarjan, the immersion of the Ganesha idols in a water body such as a river,
  lake, or sea. This symbolizes the departure of Lord Ganesha to his heavenly abode, taking away the troubles and obstacles of his devotees.

4.In some regions, Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated on a grand scale with processions, cultural events, music, and dance. Public pandals attract large crowds for darshan (viewing) of the deity.

5.Lord Ganesha is revered as the remover of obstacles and the god of new beginnings, wisdom, and prosperity. People seek his blessings before starting any new venture, undertaking important tasks, or embarking on journeys. 

6. In recent years, there has been a growing awareness about the environmental impact of immersing plaster-of-Paris idols and polluting water bodies with toxic materials. As a result, there has been a shift towardsusing eco-friendly clayidols and celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi in an environmentally sustainable way.

Ganesh Chaturthi is one of the most widely celebrated festivals in India, particularly in the states of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka, and Andhra Pradesh.
The festival promotes unity, community participation, and spiritual devotion while also emphasizing the importance of environmental responsibility in modern times.