Ganesh Chaturthi and Ganapati Festval in 2010 in Maharashtra
Ganesha Chaturthi (गणेश चतुर्थी) is a annually observed festval in Maharashtra and India which was initiated by Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak as a state wide festival since 1893 with a motive to unite people for various common causes.
Ganesha Chaturthi (गणेश चतुर्थी) is known as Vinayaka Chaturthi also and is one of the Hindu festival observed for Lord Ganesha, son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati and a elephant headed God on whom a belief is kept to have His presence all over the earth and blesses his devotees during the Ganesh Festival. God Ganesha is known widely as the God of Wisdom, good fortune and also to shower prosperity to all those who are blessed by his good wishes.
2010 Ganesh Chaturthi according to Hindu Calender
The Ganesh Chaturthi and thus the Ganapati Festival starts on the Shukla Chaturthi which is the fourth day after Full Moon (Pournima) which usually falls in between 20th August and 15th September of every year.
In 2010, Ganesh Chaturthi, also called as Shukla Chaturthi and also Vinayaka Chaturthi falls on 11th September 2010 and the Ganapati Festival continues for 10 days till with the Idol immersion ceremony on 21st September 2010.
Ganapati Festival is celebrated with enormous joy all over India with more elaboration in Maharashtra, Goa, Gujarat, Karnataka, Tamilnadu and Andhra Pradesh.
Outside India, Ganapati Festval is also celebrated in Nepal and Srilanka.