Ganesh Chaturthi is a major festival celebrated in various parts of India with great fanfare and enthusiasm. The entire state of Maharashtra, especially Mumbai celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi with intense religious fervour and devotion. Magnificently constructed pandals with beautiful decorations mark the festivities.
During the day of the festival, the devotees observe Ganesh Chaturthi fast or Ganesh Chaturthi Vrat. This vrat can be of two types, nirjala fast where devotees stay without food and water till they perform the puja customs and rituals and offer Prasad to the Lord and also the phalahar fast where they take fruits and sweets and also water and other liquids.
Ganesh Chaturthi fast SMS is gaining popularity day by day through which devotees wish each other happily. Ganesh Chaturthi visarjan day symbolizes the end of evils and reigning prosperity.