Ganesh Chaturthi, a widely celebrated festival of India. Apart from its religious aspect, it is a festival of great economic importance in the cities of Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Chennai and Pune. Many businesses, artists and industries earn a substantial living from this festival. It is a ten day festival celebrated from the fourth day (Shukla Chaturthi) to fourteenth day (Anant Chaturdashi) of the waxing moon period in the month of Bhadra according to the Hindus. This festival is celebrated with great extravaganza throughout India especially in the states of Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Orissa, Goa and Kerala.The Extravagant Public Celebrations Of Ganesh Chaturthi Include:
Thus Ganesh Chaturthi celebration in public is a pompous one especially in the state of Maharashta. The sound of slokas, hymns, mantras, drumbeats and chanting of Ganapati Bappa Morya echoes in the air of Mumbai.