A journey with Lord Ganesha, his charm, his temples and the Essence of Ganesh Chaturthi Celebrations

Do you know about Lord Ganesha? The fascination with this god begins as soon as you see him. Besides his charming appearance, Hindu mythology has a special place for Ganesha.  He’s also known as “Vigneshwara,” which means the trouble solver, as he can find solutions to problems. This belief is why we perform Ganesha pooja before commencing any task, as we trust that with Ganesha’s blessings, we’ll be shielded from troubles, and he will watch over us throughout our endeavors. Ganesha, who showed the respect towards our parents by showing parents are his world. So his birthday will also be a famous celebration for us right? Yes, thats why we grandly celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi here

Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated grandly in various places across India, and the rituals may vary slightly from region to region. Here are some of the main places known for their grand Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations and an overview of the common rituals:


Mumbai Maharashtra

Mumbai is famous for its grand celebrations of Ganesh Chaturthi. The city comes alive with numerous pandals (temporary stages or altars) hosting elaborately decorated idols of Lord Ganesha.The festival typically begins with the installation of Ganesha idols in homes and pandals, followed by daily prayers and offerings.Public processions with large idols and cultural events are organized, attracting millions of devotees and tourists.On the final day, the idols are taken in a grand procession to be immersed in the Arabian Sea, marking the end of the festival.



Pune, Maharashtra:

Pune is another major city in Maharashtra known for its Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations.

The city hosts many public pandals, and some of them are renowned for their artistic and creative decorations.Cultural programs, music, and dance performances are common during the festivities.The immersion of idols takes place in the Mula-Mutha River.



Hyderabad, Telangana:

Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated with great enthusiasm in Hyderabad.The Khairatabad Ganesh idol, one of the largest in India, is a major attraction.Devotees perform prayers and visit various pandals to seek Lord Ganesha’s blessings.Immersion processions take place at the Hussain Sagar Lake.



Chennai, Tamil Nadu:

In Chennai, the Kapaleeshwarar Temple and the Parthasarathy Temple are known for their grand Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations.Devotees visit these temples to offer prayers and seek blessings.The processions and cultural events add to the festive atmosphere.


Andhra Pradesh:

Several towns and cities in Andhra Pradesh, including Vijayawada and Visakhapatnam, celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi.Devotees install idols at their homes and in local pandals.

Public processions and cultural activities are part of the celebrations.



Bangalore and other cities in Karnataka celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi with devotion. Public pandals are decorated with colorful themes and artwork. Immersion of idols takes place in various lakes and tanks.


And there are famous Ganesha temples in India,  for the  devoted followers of Ganesha.
  • Siddhivinayak Temple, Mumbai, Maharashtra: Mumbai’s iconic Ganesha temple known for fulfilling wishes. Here the Idol carved from a single black stone.


  • Dagdusheth Halwai Ganpati Temple, Pune, Maharashtra: Revered Pune temple famous for its rich history. Idol: Adorned with nearly 8 kilograms of gold.


  • Ashtavinayak Temples, Maharashtra:A circuit of eight temples with unique legends and significance.


  • Karpaga Vinayakar Temple, Pillaiyarpatti, Tamil Nadu: Famous South Indian temple with a rock-cut idol.


  • Ganpatipule Temple, Ratnagiri, Maharashtra: Situated on the Konkan coast, known for its swayambhu idol.


  • Ganesha Temple at Wai, Maharashtra: Located near the Krishna River, known for its serene setting.


  • Manakula Vinayagar Temple, Puducherry:Ancient temple in Puducherry with a unique idol.


  • Kanipakam Vinayaka Temple, Andhra Pradesh:Famous for an idol believed to grow in size.


  • Moti Doongri Ganesh Temple, Jaipur, Rajasthan: Located inside Moti Dungri Fort, attracts devotees and tourists

Do you usually perform Ganesha Puja at home? Imagine celebrating Ganesha’s birthday at one of his favorite places ;the iconic Siddhivinayak Ganesha Temple.With the assistance of Sai Shishir Tours and their shirdi ajanta ellora tour package , you can make this Ganesh Chaturthi an unforgettable experience. Have a wonderful celebration with Lord Ganesha this time

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