Mushikavaahana modaka hastha,
Chaamara karna vilambitha sutra,
Vaamana rupa maheshwara putra,
Vighna vinaayaka paada namasthe
Ganesh Chaturthi or the birthday of Ganesha (God of Wisdom and Prosperity) falls on the fourth day of the Hindu month of Bhadrapada (around August-September). It is celebrated all across India and is the biggest festival in states like Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and TamilNadu.
Ganeshji is one of my favorite deities. This is the one festival which I have been performing without fail from my childhood. I used to sort out the books from the subjects which I find tough, to keep near the idol and to write "OM" on them :)
I used to long for the modaks and all the goodies prepared on that day for the "Naivedyam".
Naivedyam : From top-left clockwise :
Pulihora, Vadapappu Kobbari, Undrallu, Kudumulu, Payasam and Gaarelu
In short this is the festival enjoyed by everyone!!