Ganesh Chaturthi is just around the corner, preparations are being taken all over India and the world by people who celebrate the birth of Lord Ganesha. Also known as ‘Vinayaka Chavithi’ or ‘Vinayak Chaturthi’, the great Ganesha festival is one of the biggest Hindu festivals of the year. In some parts of India, especially in the state of Maharashtra, you will get to see the grandest and most elaborate celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi. The festival lasts for 10 days, and it ends on what is known as ‘Ananta Chaturdashi’.
Like any other Hindu festival, Ganesh Chaturthi is a festival that allows people to really splurge. It is a grand affair that consists of lavish decorating, delicious foods and sweets, and gift giving among near and dear ones. If you are thinking of getting something special for your loved ones, there is a variety of gift items that you can choose from. However, since not everyone is not adept in the art of gift picking, a little bit of guidance in required. Here are some of the exciting and unusual gift ideas that are both special and pocket friendly:
Ganesha Gift Hampers: In the reputed online gift shops, you will find lovely Ganesh Chaturthi themed gift hampers. The typical gift hamper consists of a beautiful idol of Lord Ganesha along with lamp sets, greeting cards, flowers, Vinayaka Vrathakalpam, chocolates, sweets, food items and crispy snacks such as cashews and almonds. This Ganesh Chaturthi hamper can be the ideal gift for anyone who celebrates this festival.
Vinayak Puja Accessories: Anyone, who hosts a Puja at home or goes to the temple to worship the Lord, needs proper Puja accessories. If your friend or family is a worshipper, he/she would enjoy this gift very much. The accessories include Puja Thalis, Laksmi-Ganesh idols, metal or clay diyas, katoris with roli-chawal, small wooden temples, kumkum dabbi and so on.
Ganesh Chaturthi special Sweet treats: If you know a thing or two about Lord Ganesha, you must have heard what a great foodie he is. He especially loves laddoos, and you can even see him holding on in his hand. Besides, no Hindu festival is ever complete without loads of sugary delights. So, if you are thinking of forgetting the diet plan for a day, and really indulge in some delicious traditional Indian sweets, motichur laddoos, kaju barfi, gulab jamuns, and so on are there to satiate your sweet tooth.