Ganesh Chaturthi - When Wisdom Was Born

A shattered tusk. A rounded body carrying the universe's wisdom. A tray of sweets by his side. A tiny mouse on the other. The God of Knowledge. Every year, Hindus celebrate his birth with great zeal and devotion.

Yes, the annual Ganesh Chaturthi festival, also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi, has arrived.

The Hindu Mythology

Ganesha, one of Hinduism's most revered figures, is known for having the head of an elephant and is the son of Parvati (the God of Transformation) and Shivai. Parvati fashioned a young boy out of the turmeric paste she used for bathing. She gave it life, and thus Ganesha was born.

The Ganesha Chaturthi Celebration

Every year, a ten-day festival celebrates his birth. The festivities begin with the installation of Ganesha deities, usually made of clay and decorated with flowers and lights, in private homes and/or temporary public stages known as pandals. 

It is a day to honour Ganesha, the god of wisdom, prosperity, and good fortune. On this day, devotees worship Ganesha idols, perform aarti, and offer prasad of fruits and sweets, especially modak, which is considered Lord Ganesha's favourite. Clay idols of Ganesha, large and small, are made months in advance in several locations, and thousands of devotees take them home to worship.

With Ganesh pandals set up in every nook and cranny of the city, and each pandal organiser attempting to sculpt an idol taller and larger than the previous year, the Khairatabad Ganesha is the tallest of them all, standing at 61 feet.

 The Rituals

Ganesh Chathurthi is quickly approaching, and devotees across the country are eagerly purchasing Ganesh idols. These idols are traditionally made of non-biodegradable plaster of Paris (PoP). The paint used to decorate them is also toxic and harmful to marine life. With this in mind, Cherrypick.city strives to make the festival more environmentally friendly. We have been coming up with innovative ideas to make idols that will not harm the environment. 

On this auspicious occasion of Ganesha Chaturthi, people perform pooja with puja samagri dedicated to the Lord of Wisdom, God Ganesha. When collecting pooja items, it is common for people to forget a few pooja items, but this is not a problem because Cherrypick.city has created a complete kit that includes an eco-friendly idol and 21 pooja items, allowing you to find items in one place. Order your pooja kit and the eco-friendly idol from Cherrypick.city and start helping to save mother earth.

Cherrypick.city is concerned about the environment, which is why we created an eco-friendly Ganesha idol to help conserve our mother earth. You can also find a variety of Kanchipuram and Banarasi sarees to complete the traditional look for this festival.

Delicacies

Lord Ganesha's love of sweet treats adds to the joy of the celebration. Therefore, Cherrypick.city has curated all popular products that you can order and enjoy with your loved ones during this festive season.

Here’s what you need to do to order delicacies, sarees and pooja items from India:

  • Login to Cherrypick - Our platform allows you to explore several premium brands that remind you of India. Select the products you wish to order and add them to your cart.
  • Complete the checkout process - Add your delivery details and complete the payment. Our shipping charges are minimal to only help us meet ends. 
  • Sit back, and relax! Within 3-5 days, our logistics partners will deliver the magnificent range of selected products to your doorstep, and rest assured, without a crease!

 


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