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Ganesh Chaturthi

Ganesha Chaturthi (गणेश चतुर्थी) is the Hindu festival held on the birthday of the lord Ganesha. He was the son of Shiva and Parvati. it is celebrated all over India. But it is most celebrated in Maharashtra. The festival is held on shukla chaturthi in the Hindu month of Bhaadrapada and ends on Anant chaturdashi. For example in 2014 it will be celebrated on August 29th.It is celeberated widely in maharashtra.On this occasion women make special "modaks" which are loved by lord ganesh. LALBAUG is a place that every year celebrates ganesh chaturthi on a large scale. There are ganesha's form like bal ganesh, lalbaugchya raja, siddhivinayak maharaj and dhagru sheth. Out of these, most popular are Dhagroo sheth and lalbagchya raja.

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