On the auspicious occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi, Hindus around the world celebrate the birth anniversary of Lord Ganesh - one of their primary deities. Adored and revered in so many ways, Lord Ganesh is believed to grant wisdom, offer protection against evil forces and bring positivity and happiness into devotees' lives. He also removes any obstacles that stand in their way.

The celebration of the festival of Lord Ganesha is traditionally marked by installing and praying in front of an idol of the deity. These ten days before the dark fortnight are considered especially powerful while invoking Vighneshwara's blessing, who is said to have power to remove obstacles. People seek his grace during this season so that he can then continue to work for their benefit all year round.