Ganesha Chaturthi Essay

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Ganesha Chaturthi is an 11 daylong Hindu festival of Ganesha, who is widely worshipped as the god of wisdom, prosperity and good fortune. It is believed that he bestows his presence on earth for all his devotees in the duration of this festival. Ganesh Chaturthi generally falls between 20 August and 22 September. Two to three months prior to Ganesh Chaturthi, artistic clay models of Lord Ganesha are made for selling purposes by especially skilled artisans. The size of these statues may vary from 3/4 of an inch to over 25 feet. This increases employment and the total output also increases. It leads to the flourishment of small-scale artisans. In 2013, A total of 1,91,000 idols were installed across the city. Amid all the celebrations, the prices of raw materials took their own toll and cost of idols shot up by 30 per cent that year and also…show more content…
The people or a specific society structures the pandals by collecting monetary contributions. The mandaps are lavish, often resembling elaborate temples or mahals from various parts of India. The pandals are decorated specially for the festival by using enhancing items like flower garlands and lights. Loudspeakers are also installed in the pandals. Though Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated throughout India, the maximum enthusiasm can be seen in Mumbai, Maharashtra. According to a Business Report of 2013, there were a total of 10190 Ganesh pandals in Mumbai with a collective turnover of Rs 125-150 cores. The cash donations received by a famous pandal were in excess of Rs 10.2 crore, while gold donations amounted to an additional Rs 3.8 crore. On an average, there is one Ganesh pandal for every 1,614 people living in Mumbai's residential complexes or slums. About 10% of the pandals are based in Mumbai and its suburbs and are set up by small traders, businessmen, residents and

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