Date(s) - 09/21/2019
2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Hindu Temple Of Greater Chicago
TTA cordially invite you and your family to our special “Vinayaka Chaviti Vedukalu”. To celebrate and exude in the fun of Vinayaka Chaviti festival we have organized a event/dinner on 21-September-2019 at venue The Hindu Temple Of Greater Chicago, 10915 Lemont Rd, Lemont, IL 60439, USA.
About Vinyaka Chaviti:
Vinayaka Chavithi is a Hindu festival celebrating the birth of Ganesha. It falls in the months of August or September of the Gregorian calendar. The festival is marked with the installation of Ganesha clay idols privately in homes, or publicly on elaborate pandals(temporary stages). Observations include chanting of Vedic hymns and Hindu texts such as, prayers and vrata (fasting). Offerings and prasadam from the daily prayers, that is distributed from the pandal to the community, include sweets such as modaka as it is believed to be a favorite of Lord Ganesh. The festival ends on the tenth day after start, when the idol is carried in a public procession with music and group chanting, then immersed in a nearby body of water such as a river or sea. In Mumbai alone, around 150,000 statues are immersed annually. thereafter the clay idol dissolves and Ganesha is believed to return to Mount Kailash to Parvati and Shiva.The festival celebrates Lord Ganesha as the God of New Beginnings and the Remover of Obstacles as well as the god of wisdom and intelligence