It is believed that Lord Ganesh bestows his presence on earth for all his devotees during this festival. It is the day Shiva declared his son Ganesha as superior to all the gods, barring Vishnu, Lakshmi, Shiva and Parvati. Ganesha is widely worshipped as the god of wisdom, prosperity and good fortune and traditionally invoked at the beginning of any new venture or at the start of travel. The festival, also known as Ganeshotsav (“festival of Ganesha”) is observed in the Hindu calendar month of Bhaadrapada, starting on the shukla chaturthi (fourth day of the waxing moon period). The date usually falls between 19 August and 20 September. The festival lasts for 10 days, ending on Anant Chaturdashi (fourteenth day of the waxing moon period).
Ganesh is an eternal household god of modern Hinduism. Defined as remover of obstacles, he is propitiated at the beginning of any undertaking whether, it be a journey, the building of the house or writing of a book or even a letter. It was he who at the dictation of sage Vyasa, wrote the Mahabharata. He is one of five deities of tradition Panchayatan, he is patron deity of a cult known as Ganpatya. His immense popularity is not restricted to Hinduism alone. It has secured a place in Buddhist & Jain worship as well, he has also reached in several countries outside India naturally a festival dedicated to such a god is celebrated with great fervor in Maharashtra, the state to which its origin may be traced.
Who we are
We were youngster in the age of 15-20 years residing mainly in two adjacent building viz Shambhunath & Bhimnath. We had been together since our childhood. Before forming the organization we organized Dahi Handi since 7-10 years. The initial stage is very important & difficult stage for any organization so was for us.
This is the 15th year of ganesh festival which is organised and clebrated by “Manacha Raja”- Shree Ashtavinayak Mitra Mandal. Because of the overwhelming response we recieved last year,this year we work harder to make this utsav a great success. During the festival there will be various activities for student and senior citizens which will also include Bhajan Sandhya and Amrutvani.This year we were awarded as the best mandal in mira-bhayandar by Lions group.