An important activity that takes place during the Ganesh festival in India is the aarti. This consists of waving a holy flame in front of the idol of Lord Ganesh and singing bhajans (devotional songs) in praise of him. Morning and evening aartis are usually held.
Find out about the meaning of the Ganesh Chaturthi festival and how it's celebrated in this Ganesh festival guide. You can also see more of the splendor of the festival in this Ganesh Chaturthi festival photo gallery.
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