Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated worldwide by Hindus commemorating the birthday of Lord Ganesha. The special day brings color into households as statues of the elephant-headed God of various sizes adorn the pooja room and is a delightful divine sight.
Vinayakar is believed to have been born at an auspicious time at noon and that is when the offerings are made to him that include flowers, coconut and sweets especially a delicacy called Kozhukattai ( a sweet made from rice).
Ganesh Chaturthi which usually falls sometime in August or Septemeber is the most widely celebrated festival among Hindus apart from Diwali. Lord Ganesha is known to remove obstacles and is thus the most favored among Gods as well.
The idols of Lord Ganesha are then kept in the house till another auspicious day Anant Chaturdasi when they are taken and immersed into water preferably the sea, rivers, streams or ponds as applicable in the region people reside in.