Ganesha Chaturthi also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi is a Hindu festival celebrated in honour of the God Ganesha, the elephant-headed, remover of obstacles and the god of beginnings and wisdom. The festival is observed between August and September. The festival lasts for 10 days.
The festival involves installing clay idols of Ganesha in public pandals as temporary shrines,for worship for ten days with different variety of herbal leaves, plants. the idols are immersed at the end of the festival in a body of water such as a lake,river and sea.
The fesival is celebrated all over India, Maharastra, Karnataka,Telangana.Outside India, it is celebrated widely in Nepal and by Hindus in the United States, Canada, Mauritius,Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, Burma, Fiji, New Zealand, Trinidad & Tobago, and Guyana.