Holy basil plant,
Fourth day in a Hindu lunar fortnight,
In Sanskrut, the word Hindu is broken up as hin + du. 'Hin' means to remove and 'du' means darkness. In other words, anyone who makes efforts to remove the darkness of spiritual ignorance (that is, a seeker), is a Hindu.
- Ganesh Chaturthi
Birth of Shrī Gaṇēsh according to the Hindu lunar almanac on Bhādrapad Shukla Chaturthī, that is, the fourth day of the bright fortnight of Bhādrapad.
Pronunciation 'Gaṇēsh Chaturthī'