Lord Ganesha’s birthday today

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Devotees are up to celebrate Lord Ganesha’s birthday. Fondly known as Magha Shukla Chaturthi, Tilkund Chaturthi, or Ganesh Jayanti, the occasion celebrates the birthday of Ganesha—the lord of wisdom.

Individuals will devotedly worship Lord Ganesha following many rituals to seek Bappa’s blessings. Aside from religious observance, Ganesha aarti is extremely popular among individuals.

Temples and religious gatherings organise for Bhajans to worship the Hindu lord. There are two major festivals related to Lord Ganesha—Ganesh Chaturthi and Ganesh Jayanti. One should not confuse Ganesha Jayanti with Ganesh Chaturthi. Both are different festivals. Ganesh Jayanti marks the birthday of Lord Ganesha during the Hindu month of Magha. The celebration is also called Maghi Ganeshotsav.

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