GANESH CHATURTHI is the Hindu festival celebrated on the birthday ( Re-birth ) of Lord Ganesha - the Son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati.Ganesh Chaturthi is a magnificent festival, honoring the birth of Lord Ganesha. According to Hindu calendar, Ganesh Chaturthi is observed in the month of Bhaadrapada, starting on shukla chaturthi (4th day of the waxing moon). The date usually falls between 19th August to 20th September.
This year, Ganesh Chaturthi will be celebrated on Saturday, 22nd August 2020. The festival lasts for 10 or 12 days, ending on Anant Chaturdashi which is on Tuesday, 1st of September 2020. A life-like clay model of Lord Ganesha is made 2-3 months prior to the day of Ganesh Chaturthi. They are beautifully decorated and are portrayed in various poses. The size of these statues may vary from few inches to over several feet.