Ganesh Chaturthi also popularly known as Ganesh UtsavVinayak Chaturthi’ or ‘Vinayaka Chavithi festival is observed on September 5 and is celebrated with lot of zeal and enthusiasm. was first celebrated by Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaja, the great Maratha ruler and since then it is celebrated with lot of fervor. Ganesh Chaturthi festival lasts for 10 days and ends on the day of Ananta Chaturdashi, which is mostly observed during the month of Bhadra i.e. mid-August or mid-September, according to Hindu calendar. The auspicious occasion arrives on the fourth day of Bhadarva Shukla-Paksh according to the Hindu calendar and is mostly celebrated for 10 days as Ganpati, Ganesh Festival or Ganeshotsav.
Lord Ganesha, the son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati is one of the cutest Indian gods compared to all. It is said that Ganesha was born on the fourth day of Magh and especially during that time there is an interconnection between Ganesh and Chaturthi. There is a myth saying that while his mother Parvati was having a bath, she created a human figure and gave him life. Lord Shiva came back from meditation desired to see his wife but was stopped by him. Lord Shiva in anger cut off Ganesha’s head and later realised that he was Parvati’s son. Since Ganesha’s head could not be rejoined, the head of the first living creature i.e. the elephant was attached to his body. And since then he is known as Ganpati or Ganesha, the foremost god of Hindus. Mostly he is worshipped as the sign of a new beginning.
When slowly and steadily the custom started to fade out, freedom fighter Lokmanya Tilak brought back the tradition in the form of a 10-day festival. There are several ways of paying tribute and prasad or naivaidya in the form of coconut, jaggery and modak are offered to Lord Ganesha.
A clay model of Lord Ganesha is made before arrival of the festival and the idols are easily available in sizes from 3/4th of an inch to 25 feet tall. Lord Ganesha is always placed on high platforms and mantlepieces and nicely decorated for paying homage. On this day, devotees chant mantras and songs related to Ganesha and this ritual is termed to be ‘pranapratishhtha’.
On the auspicious festival, we at India.com have shared a long list of Ganesh Chaturthi 2016 messages in Hindi, WhatsApp & Facebook Status, Quotes, wishes, SMSes & greetings  which you can send to your loved ones and wish them Happy Ganesh Chaturthi!
Whatsapp reads: Bakthi Ganapati Sakthi Ganapati Siddhi Ganapati Lakshmi Ganapati Maha Ganapati May this Ganesh Chaturthi brings you Bakthi, Shakthi, Siddhi, Laskhmi and Maha Samriddhi!
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Whatsapp reads: Vakratunda Mahaakaaya Suryakotee Sama Prabha Nirvighnam kuru mey Deva Sarva Kaaryeshu Sarvadaa.
* * * Happy Ganesh Chaturthi * * *
Whatsapp reads: 
Yeh Ganesha ji ki Murti hai.
Don’t worry, Forward nahi karna hai.
Bass Pooja kar ke…
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MOBILE Visarjan kar Dena, Ganesha Chaturthi
Shubh Ho Jayegi!
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Whatsapp reads:  Aate bade dhoom se ganpati ji,
jaate bade dhoom se ganpati ji,
aakhir sabse pahale aakar,
hamare dilon me bas jate ganpati ji.
Happy Ganesh Chaturthi!!!
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Yeh Ganesh ji ki Murti hai ..
Dont worry
Forward nahi karna hai..
Pooja karke MOBILE visarjan kar dena..!!
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Whatsapp reads: Gul ne gulshan se gulfam bheja hai,
sitaro ne gagan se salam bheja hai,
Mubarak ho apko ye “Ganesh Chaturthi”
Humne tahe Dil se ye paigam bheja hai.
Whatsapp reads: Parvati ki ladla,
shivji ke pyare…
Laduan kha ke jo musik saware,
wo hai jay GANESH deva humare.
Happy ganesh chaturthi……..
Whatsapp reads: Dharti Par Barish Ki Bunde Barse,
AapKe Upar Apno Ka PYar Barse,
“Ganesji” Se Bus Yahi Duwa Hai,
Aap Khushi Ke Liye Nahi
Khushi Aap Ke Liye Tarse.
Whatsapp reads: Om Gan Ganapatay Namo Namah!
Shri Siddhivinayak Namo Namah!
Asta Vinayak Namo Namah!
Ganapati Bappa Moraiya!
Whatsapp reads: Ganesh Ki Jyoti Aap Par Noor Barsaaye,
Sabke Dilon Ko Suroor Barsaye,
Jobhi Jaata Hai Ganesha Ke Dwaar,
Kuchh Na Kuchh Zarror Phal Pata Hai..!!
~Jai Shri Ganesha~
Whatsapp reads: 
Andhera hua dur raat ke saath
Nayi subha aayi badhai leke sath
Ab ankhne kholo dekho ek msg aayi ha
Ganesh Chaturthi ki subh kamna sath layi ha.
Happy Ganesh Chaturthi.
Whatsapp reads: 
Dharti Par Barish Ki Bunde Barse,
AapKe Upar Apno Ka PYar Barse,
“Ganesji” Se Bus Yahi Duwa Hai,
Aap Khushi Ke Liye Nahi
Khushi Aap Ke Liye Tarse.
Whatsapp reads: JAI DEV, JAI DEV
JAI MANGAL MURTI,
O SHREE MANGAL MURTI,
DARSHAN KARTE HOVE KAMNA PURTI.
JAI DEV, JAI DEV.
HAPPY GANESH CHATURTHI…
Whatsapp reads: 
Gajanana Shri Ganaraya aadi vandu tujha
Moraya
Ganpati Bappa Morya!Mangal Murti Morya
Happy Ganesh Chaturthi.
Whatsapp reads: 
GANESH ki jyoti se noor miltaha hai
sabke dilon ko surur milta hai
jobhi jaata hai GANESHA ke dwaar
kuch na kuch zarror milta hai
JAI SHREE GANESHA !
Happy Ganesh Chatrurthi!!!
Whatsapp reads: 
Ganesh ji ka roop nirala he,
Chehra bhi kitna bhola bhala he,
Jise bhi aati he koi musibat,
Use inhi ne to sambhala hai.
“Happy Ganesh Chaturthi.”
Whatsapp reads: 
Ganesh ki jyoti se noor miltahai
Sbke dilon ko surur milta hai,
Jobhi jaata hai ganesha ke dwaar,
Kuch na kuch zarror milta hai
Jai Shri Ganesha
Whatsapp reads: 
Ganesh Ji Ke Pet Jitni Apki
Khushi Ho,
Unke Chuhe Jitna Chhota Aap
Ka Gum Ho,
Sood Ki Tarah Lambi Zindagi
Ho Or
Aapka Har Din Unke Laddu
Jaisa Sweet Ho….
Whatsapp reads: 
Ma laxmi ka haat ho.
Ma sarswati ka sbth ho.
Ganesh jesi Buddi ho.
bole nath ka haat ho.
Ganesh chathurti hamesha mangal mey
ho
Happy Ganesh chathuprti all frinds
Whatsapp reads: 
 Ek Do Teen Char
Ganapati Ji Ki Jay Jay Kaar
Paanch Chhai Saat Aaath
Ganapati Ji Hai Sabke saath
Happy Ganesh Chaturthi