Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated as the birth of Lord Ganesha by Hindus all over the world. Hindu month of Bhadra marks the arrival of Lord Ganesha. It fall on September 12, 2018 (Wednesday) and ends on anant chaturdashi september 23, 2018. The festival is celebrated with full enthusiasm in state of Maharashtra and lasts for 10 days. The celebration ends on the day of Ananta Chaturdashi. The idols of Lord Ganesha varying from half an inch to 25 feet are being constructed for this occasion. The god is placed on a raised platform and the surroundings are decorated. The festival is being celebrated with lots of colors, worshipping and daily Prayer, Puja, Mantras Recitation and Homam. The Puja takes places by chanting of Mantras by Pandit that invokes life and soul in the idol of Lord Ganesha by chanting mantras. The new born Lord Ganesha is greeted in 16 different ways of tribute are being paid to the idol. Modaks or ladoos are considered to be the favorite sweet of Lord Ganesha. On 11th day, the idol is carried from the streets with lots of celebration and enthusiasm and is submerged into sea asking Lord Ganesha to visit them next year again.
The right way of celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi at home is to meditate and memorize the stories related to lord Ganesha. Take bath and visit temple. Offer sweet flowers to Lord Ganesha. Have an image of Lord Ganesha in your house to feel his presence.