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What is a ritual The textbook definition of a ritual is a religious or solemn ceremony consisting of a series of actions performed according to a prescribed order To be more precise it a set of actions of a religious nature that people do before starting any event For example when a Christian family sits down for dinner they say grace before starting a meal Every year between the mid of august to the mid of September depending on the Hindu calendar my family and I celebrate an Indian festival known as vinayaka chavithi VC We take part in this religious festival to celebrate the birthday of lord Ganesh the powerful Hindu Elephant God and to get his blessings for the year ahead This essay will detail all the religious and cultural rituals we part take in during this auspicious timeIt usually begins early around 515 on a gorgeous summer morning Instead of the birds chirping that morning I hear my mom yelling from the doorway of my room to wake up take a shower and get dressed in the fabulous new clothes that we had bought the day before Yes as you might have guessed it is the morning of VC A shrine is set in the corner of the living room usually facing the east or the south with an Idol of Lord Ganesh sitting on it The Idol has to be made of clay and it may be painted with colors if desired He is then adorned in rich colorful jewelry and is surrounded by fresh handpicked flowers from my mothers garden Every year the prayer rituals are performed the same way First there is an opening chant which serves to invoke Ganeshs presence in our home Second we start with the tribute of 16 offerings which is done while the eldest of the house usually my father is reading the prayers The offerings consist of coconut jaggery pieces 21 pieces of
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