Ganesha's Birth: Ganesh Chaturthi celebrates the birth of Lord Ganesha, who is believed to be the son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati.

According to Hindu mythology, Ganesha was created by Parvati from the dirt and oil on her body and was brought to life by her to guard her while she bathed.

Duration: The festival typically lasts for 10 days, although some households may celebrate it for 1, 3, 5, or 7 days as well. 2.

Idol Preparation: In the weeks leading up to Ganesh Chaturthi, clay idols of Lord Ganesha are crafted by skilled artisans. These idols vary in size,

 Installation: On the first day of the festival, devotees bring the Ganesha idols home and install them in specially decorated and sanctified areas of their homes.

Public pandals (temporary stages or structures) are also set up to house large idols for community worship.

 Prayers and Offerings: Over the course of the festival, elaborate prayers, pujas (rituals), and aarti (ceremonial worship with lights) are performed in honor of Lord Ganesha.

Visarjan: On the last day of the festival, known as Anant Chaturdashi, the Ganesha idols are taken in grand processions to rivers, lakes, or the sea for immersion (visarjan).