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Ganesh Chaturthi Festival 2018

Where:   All over the country, India
When:    Thursday, September 13, 2018
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According to the Hindi tradition, the god Ganesha with the human body and elephant head has the power to remove obstacles. It is known as one of the popular gods of India. The believers use to donate milk drinks at Ganesha's shrines as well as at their houses.
The Ganesha festival is held once a year in August or September. The dates varies according to the Hindi calendar. Mass of Hindis participates in huge parades and with sound systems, drums and gongs celebrate the god's holiday with strong noise.
One of the important acts in the parade is to carry huge elephant statues that are made of clay. The preparations of the statues take about 2-3 months.
A statue can be up to 10 meters high. The parade, that is the final act of the festival, arrives to the sea or river shore and in an impressive ceremony the believers drown the clay statues in the water to melt.
Some of the statues are so huge that they are carried to the water on heavy vehicles. The festival is celebrated by millions all over India.

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Govt. of India Tourist Office
New Delhi
Tel:(011)3320342, 3320005,
3320109, 3320008, 3320266
Fax : (011)3320342

Delhi travel information
Dialing code: 11
Longitude: 77.21667°
Latitude: 28.66667°
India information address: Department of Tourism, Ministry of Tourism, Trans
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India country details
Location: Southern Asia, bordering the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal, between Burma and Pakistan.
Capital: New Delhi
Currency: Indian rupee (INR)
Voltage and Frequency: 230V 50Hz
Dialing country code: +91
Language: English enjoys associate status but is the most important language for national, political, and commercial communication; Hindi is the national language and primary tongue of 30% of the people; there are 14 other official languages: Bengali, Telugu, Marathi, Tamil, Urdu, Gujarati, Malayalam, Kannada, Oriya, Punjabi, Assamese, Kashmiri, Sindhi, and Sanskrit; Hindustani is a popular variant of Hindi/Urdu spoken widely throughout northern India but is not an official language.

India background and overview:
The Indus Valley civilization, one of the oldest in the world, dates back at least 5,000 years. Aryan tribes from the northwest infiltrated onto Indian lands about 1500 B.C.; their merger with the earlier Dravidian inhabitants created the classical Indian culture. Arab incursions starting in the 8th century and Turkish in the 12th were followed by those of European traders, beginning in the late 15th century. By the 19th century, Britain had assumed political control of virtually all Indian lands. Indian armed forces in the British army played a vital role in both World Wars. Nonviolent resistance to British colonialism led by Mohandas GANDHI and Jawaharlal NEHRU brought independence in 1947. The subcontinent was divided into the secular state of India and the smaller Muslim state of Pakistan. A third war between the two countries in 1971 resulted in East Pakistan becoming the separate nation of Bangladesh. Despite impressive gains in economic investment and output, India faces pressing problems such as the ongoing dispute with Pakistan over Kashmir, massive overpopulation, environmental degradation, extensive poverty, and ethnic and religious strife.

[Courtesy of The World Factbook]