Ganesh Chaturthi is also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi and is among the most important Hindu festivals that is celebrated across India with great devotion and dedication. It is celebrated as the birthday of Lord Ganesh- the elephant-headed son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Lord Ganesh is the symbol of prosperity, wisdom, and good fortune.
Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated with great enthusiasm by Indians on Shukla Chaturthi of the Hindu month of Bhadra (basically falls between August and September). People bring idols of Lord Ganesh to their homes worship him between day 1 to 11 days, depending on the place and tradition. On the last day, the idols are immersed traditionally in water in a colorful and musical procession.