Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] August 22 (ANI): As the ten-day celebrations for Ganesh Chaturthi begins today, Bollywood celebrities including Amitabh Bachchan, Ajay Devgn, Kangana Ranaut among many others extended wishes of the festival on social media.
Megastar Amitabh Bachchan posted the pictures from the celebration on Twitter and extended greetings for the festival. In the pictures, the 'Don' actor is seen touching the feet of Lord Ganesha's idol and is seen offering prayers at a pandal with son Abhishek Bachchan. Along with the post, he noted, "Ganapati Bappa Moreya ..."
Wishing health, happiness, and prosperity, senior actor Hema Malini extended warm wishes of the festival on Twitter.
The actor posted pictures featuring idols of Lord Ganesha and noted, "The most loved god of the hindu pantheon, Ganesh ji is the harbinger of good and is worshipped far and wide with fervour. May this Ganesh Chaturthi bring u all health, happiness & prosperity & save u from evil. Happy Ganesh Chaturthi."
"Ganpati Bappa Morya #HappyGaneshChaturthi," wrote actor Ajay Devgn as he shared a video of himself entering the pandal and offering prayers to diety.
Wishing for safety and peace for all amid the coronavirus pandemic, actor Kajol Devgn too extended greetings of the festival on Twitter. Along with the post, she noted, "This year, we need the 'Dukh Harta' to take away our problems & bless us with better times... Wishing safety & peace for all. #HappyGaneshChaturthi ."
Extending the greetings of the festival, actor Kangana Ranaut through the Twitter handle of her team noted, "Ganesh chaturthee ki haardik shubhakaamanaen." (along with folded hands emoji).
The 10-day festivities of Ganesh Chaturthi, the birth anniversary of Lord Ganesha, begins on August 22. The festivities will end with the final immersion of the Ganesha idols, called the Visarjan.
The festival is celebrated with much grandeur in Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Gujarat among other states. (ANI)