Ganesh Chaturthi is a Hindu festival that celebrates the birth of Lord Ganesha, the remover of obstacles and the god of wisdom, prosperity and good fortune. This year, it will be observed on Monday, October 02, 2023. It is observed in the Hindu calendar month of Bhadrapada, usually falling between August and September. The festival is marked by the installation of Ganesha idols in homes and public places, and devotees offer prayers and perform rituals to seek blessings for success, happiness, and prosperity. The festival culminates with the immersion of the idols in water bodies, symbolizing the farewell of Lord Ganesha and his return to his celestial abode.