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On the eve of the festival, President Ram Nath Kovind took to Twitter to emphasise on the values taught by Lord Ganesha, tweeting, "The celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi marks the birth of Lord Ganesha, who epitomises learning, knowledge, and prosperity. These represent values and goals that we must imbibe to achieve national development and welfare for all sections of society."
Israel in India also tweeted wishes in Hindi, along with a picture of Lord Ganesha.
🙏🏻गणपति बाप्पा मोरया!🙏🏻 आप सभी को #गणेशचतुर्थी की हार्दिक शुभकामनाएँ! We wish everyone a very happy & prosperous… https://t.co/LunJtlWXX2— Israel in India (@IsraelinIndia) 1567392860000
Greetings and best wishes on the auspicious occasion of #GaneshChaturthi. May the Lord of wisdom, prosperity and ha… https://t.co/V4HS6sAwlG— Ashok Gehlot (@ashokgehlot51) 1567394716000
Worshipping Lord Ganesha is an embodiment of divine faith removing all impediments from the path of our work. Wishe… https://t.co/onRcwvKYRr— Vijay Rupani (@vijayrupanibjp) 1567392543000
May the Lord Ganesha bless you with health, wealth and prosperity on the festival of #GaneshChaturthi. https://t.co/dZzTos0eFc— Ravi Shankar Prasad (@rsprasad) 1567395529000
India Inc boss Gautam Adani called it a time to 'reflect upon the past and pray for a better tomorrow'.
It's a rare occasion. You can reflect upon the past, seek forgiveness, and pray for a better tomorrow.… https://t.co/MrzGxo8zrp— Gautam Adani (@gautam_adani) 1567398358000
Actress-turned-MP Hema Malini shared a picture of Ganesha with 108 Ganeshas in it and posted a heartfelt greeting on Twitter.
Happy Ganesh Chaturthi! See the 108 Ganeshas in the main figure of Ganesh ji in the picture below & be blessed https://t.co/hjL20zdEZr— Hema Malini (@dreamgirlhema) 1567402097000
Greetings from B-town celebs poured in on Twitter and Instagram. Actress Sonali Bendre, who celebrated the festivity in New York last year, has been back in her country for months now, and celebrated the festivity with family. She shared a heartfelt post on Instagram with a picture of her sitting next to Ganesha's idol and some modaks.
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Ganesh Chaturthi is one of my favourite festivals and I really missed celebrating it at home last year... Was part of the Aarti via FaceTime! I'm so glad to be back this year, healthier and stronger, celebrating with my family. I truly believe if there’s faith, it reflects more on the inside...in the dialogue between you and your God... so don't lose that essence. Once again, we’ve taken the route of bringing an eco-friendly Ganesha & we’ll also immerse the Lord in our home 🙏🏻 May this Ganesh Chaturthi bring health, happiness and new beginnings to everyone, and may we all have the strength to overcome the obstacles that come our way. सर्वांना गणेश चतुर्थीच्या शुभेच्छा. 😄 गणपती बाप्पा मोरया
Actor Anupam Kher and Anil Kapoor too, shared greetings with their fans on Twitter.
आप सभी को गणेश चतुर्थी की हार्दिक शुभकामनाएँ। Happy Ganesh Chaturthi to all of you.🙏🙏😍 https://t.co/Dr9CfQRXi3— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) 1567390527000
Shree Vakratunda mahakaya Suryakoti Samaprabha Nirvighnam Kuru Me Deva Sarva-Kaaryeshu Sarvada May Lord Ganesha ble… https://t.co/TRkU9xjy8e— Anil Kapoor (@AnilKapoor) 1567399375000
Others people of the tinsel town who wished their fans on the occasion were Akshay Kumar, Salman Khan, Raveena Tandon, Sonam Kapoor and Malaika Arora.
May Lord Ganesha remove all obstacles from your life. Wishing you and your family a very #HappyGaneshChaturthi. https://t.co/u19WrGn7nW— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) 1567405188000
Ganpati Bappa Morya! https://t.co/SEfyXVF41J— Raveena Tandon (@TandonRaveena) 1567405473000
https://t.co/WkuRbeap8N— Salman Khan (@BeingSalmanKhan) 1567405974000
We have a tradition of celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi with the entire family and friends. Wishing each and every one… https://t.co/iJ9FGY9nni— Sonam K Ahuja (@sonamakapoor) 1567406359000
Actress Shilpa Shetty-Kundra, who spent Sunday afternoon at lunch with family and friends including sister Shamita, film-maker Farah Khan Kunder, brought home an idol of Lord Ganesha to kick off the 10-day long festivities. The 44-year-old star was spotted carrying the idol at Chinchpokli in Mumbai.
'PM Narendra Modi' actor Vivek Oberoi welcomed a Ganesha idol into his home, calling this his favourite time of the year.
My favourite time of the year! Welcoming Ganpati Bappa home! May Bappa shower his blessings on each one of us. Wish… https://t.co/26cf7oj4J1— Vivek Anand Oberoi (@vivekoberoi) 1567403736000
Bipasha Basu wished fans on Instagram, posting a picture of Bappa.
Cricketer Shikhar Dhawan wished fans 'love, peace and happiness this festive season'.
Ganpati Bappa Morya! Wishing all of you lots of love, peace and happiness this festive season. Happy… https://t.co/YeGLikLkHc— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) 1567400716000
The famous 'Lalbaugcha Raja' celebrations in Mumbai, in its 86th year, live tweeted the inaugural 'Pratishthapana puja'.
LALBAUGCHA RAJA Inaugural Pratishthapana Pooja #LalbaugchaRaja #GanpatiBappaMorya #GaneshChaturthi2019 https://t.co/yNLqSje4pS— Lalbaugcha Raja (@LalbaugchaRaja) 1567377669000
Amul also shared a GIF on social media to mark the festival.
Shower Bappa with the purity of #Amul Milk and get showered by his blessings. #GaneshChaturthi https://t.co/MqjoFcKtYZ— Amul.coop (@Amul_Coop) 1567396930000
Meanwhile, at the Ambanis' Altamount Road residence, preparations are on in full swing for their annual Ganesh Chaturthi bash, scheduled to take place tonight.
The family led by Mukesh Ambani hosts a star-studded puja at 'Antilia' every year on Ganesh Chaturthi, that sees the who's who of the business, movies and sports world in attendance.
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Ganpati Bappa Morya!
Salman Khan, Ranbir Kapoor and Karan Johar were also present.
Here's how the B-town biggies turned up at Antilla...
(Image: BCCL/Viral Bhayani & PTI)