Today is Ganesh Chaturthi, Lord Ganesh’s birthday. During the Ganesh Chaturthi celebration in Kathmandu, Hindu worshippers from all over Nepal offered prayers at the Ganesh Temple  mostly in Newa community . The celebration commemorates Lord Ganesh‘s birthday, who is revered by Hindus as the god of knowledge, prosperity, and good fortune.

Devotees bring Lord Ganesh idols home to worship the god, eat delicious food, spend time with friends and family, and finally immerse the idols to commemorate Ganesh Chaturthi, also known as Binayak Chaturthi. Temples also perform prayers and distribute delicacies like modaks, which are Lord Ganesh‘s favorite. Lord Ganesh, the god of knowledge and prosperity, was born on this day. It falls in the Hindu calendar’s Bhadrapada month, which is August-September. Lord Ganesh is a Hindu god who represents wisdom, writing, travel, business, and good luck. Gajanana, Gajadanta, and Vighnaharta are some of his other names. Among his 108 other titles, these are just a few.

The day is known as Cha Tha: Puja in the Newar community and Chauthi Chan in the Tharu culture. Worshiping the Moon on this day, according to the Newar community, aids in the removal of false accusations. According to the Lunar calendar, the event is held every year on the fourth day of the light fortnight in the month of Bhadra (Bhadra Shukla Chaturthi).

The Newar population of Kathmandu Valley refers to Ganesh Chaturthi as (Cha Tha: Puja). According to the Lunar calendar, the event is held every year on the fourth day of the light fortnight in the month of Bhadra Shukla Chaturthi. Lord Ganesh is also known as Ganapati and Binayak, Gann-Dyo in Newar Language and is adored as a remover of obstacles and patron of the arts and sciences. He is also renowned as a god of intelligence and intellect. At the start of all religious and spiritual functions, he is venerated. Every Newar community placed Lord Ganesh in their neighborhood as a guardian.

The day is known as Cha Tha:  (च था:). in the Newar community. The day has a fascinating local legend attached to it. According to legend, one day all the gods gathered at the papal tree to have a good time. All of the gods rushed to the top of the tree. Lord Ganesh, on the other hand, who has a large stomach and trunk, took a small rat trip bit by bit. The moon god laughed when he saw his style in his body, making his style enjoyable. With all of this in mind, Lord Ganesh became enraged with Moon, who mocked him with a false sense of beauty and intelligence. Lord Ganesh, enraged by Moon’s actions, cursed him, saying, “Whoever sees you in the night should become a robber so that light from your source of light does not fall on you.” All of the gods fled, fearful of the ramifications of Ganesh’s curse, which stated that everyone who saw the moon became a thief.

All of the gods, including Moon, prayed to Lord Ganesh in unison, pleading with him to forgive them for their errors. Lord Ganesh eventually decided to lift his curse. Lord Ganesh, on the other hand, stated that he could not totally remove the curse. He went on to say that the moon had to bear the brunt of the curse once a year. Lord Ganesh went on to say that this is important in order to get rid of the moon’s false pride. This is why it is said that anyone who sees the moon on this day will turn into a thief. As a result, no one should view the moon on Ganesh Chaturthi.

Newar communities, unlike other regions of the world, have their own manner of celebrating Ganesh Chauthi. On this day, it is customary to worship the moon. Worshiping the moon on this day is thought to aid in the removal of false accusations. After sunset, people worship the moon by presenting green leaves with Ginger, Pear Beans, Soya Beans, Cucumber, Roasted Maize, Peanut, Wheat, Chickpeas and other foods.

There is a prevalent notion that if someone prays at the Ganesh temple early in the morning, he or she will be successful in everything they accomplish that day. Many Ganesh Temples may be found in the Kathmandu Valley. Devotees flock to Ashok Binayak, Chandra Binayak, Surya Binayak, Kamal Binayak, Karya Binayak, and Jal Binayak in Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Lalitpur on this day.



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