New Delhi: With just few days left for Ganesh Chaturthi, preparations for the festival in Mumbai and around the country are in full swing.Ganesh Chaturthi is a festival that is celebrated in almost each and every household of Maharashtra with great devotion and faith.

Lord Ganesha, being the patron deity of the state, is believed to bestow good luck and remove the obstacles from the life of an individual. Ganesh Chaturthi Festival falls on the 4th day of Bhadrava Shukla-Paksh which falls on September 19.

Mumbaikars were seen busy in the last minute preparations. Artisans are giving the final touch to the Ganesha idols, Pandals are being decorated with glittering lights, flowers etc.Lord Ganesha is considered to be the god of wisdom, prosperity and good luck.

The city gears up for the preparations of Ganesh Chaturthi. Markets were flooded with Ganesha idols, decorative materials and special sweets for the festival. Traders, shopkeepers are doing brisk business on this season.

This is the time when Mumbai and Goa expects more tourists from round the globe for the festival. This is the time when all the Mumbaikars whether celebrities, politicians, and aam-admi collectively comes on the street on Ganesh Visarjan.

‘Great unity, pomp and show seen on the same platform on Ganesh Chaturthi, only in incredible India,’ said Sonakshi Kishore.As per the media reports thousands of pandals have registered themselves for the festival and many of the societies have come forward for the occasion.

This is the time to celebrate the festival with great pomp and show. People install Ganesha idols in their homes with a wish to get prosperity and happiness to their families. Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated with a belief that Ganesh–the son of Lord Shiva and Parvati-bestows his blessings to their devotees.

‘It is an amazing festival to celebrate, I wish to see Mumbai’s Ganesh Chaturthi’, said Surbhi, student of the Delhi University.

Ganesh Visarjan accompanied by the sound of devotional songs and drums. Many of the sweet dishes were to be made on the occasion specially Modak which is served to Lord Ganesha.                

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