No to Meat, Egg, and Alcohol for 10 days. Lord Ganesh's homecoming is celebrated in the month of Bhadra, according to the Hindu Luni-Solar calendar, which typically falls in the months of August or September. She said, "I think it's high time we need to stop polluting the environment in the name of festivities and be careful as soon it would be too late".
Alexander goes on to talk about how Ganesha was created by Parvati to guard her house while she bathed. When Ganesha stopped Lord Shiva from entering their abode, he got angry and severed Ganesha's head. Organisers have been asked to make sure that no one uses idols made of POP. Only this time the human head was replaced by an elephant head.
On seeing her creation dead, she ordered her husband to bring him back to life or she would destroy the world. Because of this, he is called Gajanan.
Not only the Ganesh Festival Committees (Ganesh Utsava Samitis) but households also are well-prepared to install deity Vighnaharan's lovely idols to bring in knowledge and prosperity. People clean their home, tie flowers and mango leaves which is a tradition for Hindus for any festival.
"However, many mandals plant to install taller idols to commemorate jubilees of their association, or mark some special occasion specific to that organization/locality", he explained. They are expected to bring the idol today for five days. On this day during Pooja people must listen to the story of Ganesh which keeps the devotees away from troubles the whole year. Fruits, Laddus (sweets) etc. are being offered to the Lord.
A modak is a dumpling made from rice or wheat flour, stuffed with grated coconut, jaggery, dried fruits and other condiments and steamed or fried.
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