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Ganesh Chaturthi or Vinayaka Chaturthi is a 10-day-festival celebrated to honor the birth of Ganesha, Goddess Parvati and Lord Shiva’s son. Ganesha is celebrated as the god of all beginnings and is worshiped at the start of any ritual or ceremony as he is known to ward off evil, remove obstacles and bring prosperity. This popularity of the festival brings together people of all class, caste and religion celebrating Ganesha’s birth. However, there are many stories encircling the birth of lord Ganesha and also around the origin of this festival, which we popularly known as Ganesh Chaturthi. It is a most prominent festival of Maharashtra.

The preparations for Ganesh Chaturthi start a lot earlier in the year, with work on the giant idols starting several months in advance.  Artisans from all over the state of Maharashtra come to Mumbai to do this auspicious work. They create huge idols of Lord Ganesha to be worshiped by the people of Mumbai either in the streets or in private ceremonies.

Some companies offer tours where you can see the artists at work, molding, and lovingly decorating the idols in huge factories. The best time to see the idols being created is in the weeks just before Ganpati Festival begins, so you can see the finishing touches being added to the statues.  In some communities, prizes are awarded for the best statues. Take your time and walk through the streets of Mumbai, you are sure not to be disappointed with the visions on display.

But we know it is not possible for everyone to visit to Mumbai or a village in Tamil Nadu.  If you wish to bring home some beautiful idols of Lord Ganesha handcrafted by local artisans, visit Kalagram.

Chokhi Dhani Kalagram strives to provide its guests with a bespoke experience, and give them a chance to witness the unique art of India. Along with that, Kalagram by Chokhi Dhani also support craftsmen, present in the remote areas of India, by providing them with a wide and fair platform to display their art and make a living out of it.

Chokhi Dhani Kalagram is the largest seller of handicrafts in Jaipur. Their extensive range of products showcases handicrafts from not only Rajasthan, but also from distinct corners like Andhra Pradesh, Orissa, Siliguri and many others. If you are looking for the best Ganesha in Jaipur, visit Kalagram at the Chokhi Dhani Village.

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