India is celebrating the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi today. On this festive occasion, countless Bollywood celebrities have extended their best wishes on the day.
Akshay Kumar, Anushka Sharma, Kartik Aaryan and more celebrate the occasion in a festive way.
Last Updated: 07.43 AM, Sep 19, 2023
Happy Ganesh Chaturthi! This festival commemorates the birth of the god Ganesha. On this day, several Bollywood celebrities have thronged to their social media handles and elaborated on how they began the auspicious festivities.
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Beginning the day, Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar on microblogging site X expressed, “As we welcome Lord Ganesha in our homes and hearts today, may He remove all obstacles and fill our lives with joy and prosperity. Ganpati Bappa Morya!”
Actor Anushka Sharma greeted her fans and well-wishers on the occasion.
Actor Kartik Aaryan paid a quick visit to Lalbaugcha Raja Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandal this morning and offered prayers. At the holy site, Kartik was spotted in traditional attire.
Actor Ajay Devgn offered prayers to Lord Ganesha on the occasion. He too visited a temple near his residence wherein he was captured in a simple check shirt with matching pants. On Twitter, he wrote, “Happy Ganesh Chaturthi to all. Ganpati Bappa Morya!”
Actor Sidharth Malhotra expressed his greetings on the occasion as well.
Have a look at what the celebrities said.
Last night, actors Shraddha Kapoor and Anushka Sharma gave an insight into how they are planning to celebrate the day.
What is Ganesh Chaturthi all about?
As part of the festivities, offerings and prasada, are distributed from the pandal to the community. These offerings often include delectable sweets like modaka, believed to be a favourite of Ganesha. The festival spans ten days, concluding with a grand culmination. On the tenth day, the idol of Ganesha is carried in a lively public procession, accompanied by music and communal chanting. The highlight of the festival is the immersion of the idol in a nearby body of water, such as a river or the sea, a ritual known as "visarjan," which takes place on the day of Ananta Chaturdashi. In cities like Mumbai, this tradition is observed on a massive scale.