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Andhra Pradesh In Festivals  - Vinayaka Chavithi

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 The “Vinayaka Chavithi” or “Ganesh Chaturthi” is one of the most celebrated festivals of the Hindus of Andhra Pradesh. Dedicated to Lord Ganesha the God of wealth, wisdom and learning, Vinayaka Chavithi is observed with mush fanfare through out the state of Andhra Pradesh. Lord Ganesha occupies a very prominent position in the Hindu Mythology. Before worshiping any God or Goddess, one should seek the blessing of Lord Ganesha who is believed to deliver eternal blessing to the devotees.

The people of Andhra Pradesh celebrate Vinayaka Chavithi on the auspicious month of September or October. The people buy new clay statues of Lord

Ganesha on the day of Vinayaka Chavithi. The Hindus clean and decorate their houses to welcome Lord Ganesha. The devotees observe fast and perform the religious rituals in their houses at a auspicious time. Lord Ganesha is offered many home made sweet dishes. The place of the worship is specially decorated with flowers and the floors are smeared with rice paste and artificial colors. The entire family gathers to seek the blessings of Lord Ganesha on Vinayaka Chavithi. Men, women and children participate in the religious rituals with much enthusiasm and excitement. All the devotees sing devotional songs in praise of Lord Ganesha. The devotees wear new clothes and buy some items of gold or silver for their house which is believed to be a sign of good luck and prosperity.

The festival of Vinayaka Chavithi is celebrated on a grand scale with mirth and gaiety all over the state. The festival offers the devotees with an opportunity to meet their relatives and friends and spend some valuable time with their near and dear ones.


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