01 September 2011

Festivals of India – Ganesh Chaturthi

Czech Republic FDC with Shiva Parvathi and Ganesha

Czech Republic FDC with Shiva Parvathi and Ganesha

The festival of Ganesh Chaturthi starts today. Greeting to all Readers on this occasion. Our distinguished member, Cdr G. Sriramarao from Vishakhapatnam shares here some nice philatelic items from his collection, issued on Hindu God, Ganesha . These are beautiful First day Covers from Czech Republic and Thailand. The cancellations on Lord ‘Ganesh’  and ‘Om’ are very nice  issued by  Czech Rep. Post and Thai Post.

Stamps on Hindu God from Thailand

thailand FDC with Ganesha 

thailand FDC with Ganesha

Courtesy : Cdr G. Sriramarao, Vishakhapatnam

Ganesha Chaturthi  also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi is the Hindu festival of Ganesha, the son of Shiva and Parvati, who is believed to bestow his presence on earth for all his devotees in the duration of this festival. It is the birthday of Ganesha who is widely worshipped as the god of wisdom, prosperity and good fortune.

The festival is observed in the Hindu calendar month of Bhadrapada, starting on the shukla chaturthi (fourth day of the waxing moon period). The date usually falls between 20 August and 15 September. The festival lasts for 10 days, ending on Anant Chaturdashi (fourteenth day of the waxing moon period).

On the occasion of the Ganapati festival, a large number of idols are made of clay or metal in all possible sizes; sometimes even up to twenty feet.People buy idols of Lord Ganesha and install them in their houses and worship the idol for one to ten days, after which the idols are taken out ceremoniously, through the streets of the town (especially in Maharashtra) and immersed into the river, sea or well.

It is celebrated by Hindu community living in different parts of the world. In India it is celebrated in all states a but in Maharashtra there is a grand celebration during  this festival.

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Picture Card issued by Rajasthan Philatelic Society


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