Vinayaka Chavithi is the birthday of Lord Ganesha, the God of wisdom, prosperity and auspiciousness. Vinayaka Chavithi 2013 date is September 9, Monday. Chavithi is the fourth day during the lunar fortnight in a traditional Hindu calendar. Vinayaka Chavithi is mostly a day festival in homes but public celebrations are organized for 12 days and will end with sarvajanik visarjan on Ananta Chaturdasi day - September 18, 2013.
The term Vinayaka Chavithi is widely used in Andhra Pradesh to refer to Ganesh Chaturthi Festival.
One of the tallest Ganesh murti for the annual festival is prepared in Andhra Pradesh – Khairatabad Ganesha.
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