Places in USA where  Ganesha Chaturthi  is celebrated.

Today, the Ganesh festival has gone beyond the boundaries through Indians migrating to a foreign land.

There has been a huge number of Indian immigrants to the United States since Indian Independence and they have taken over this festival with them. Now, it is largely celebrated by the majority of the Indian communities as a callback to their native place or the Indian motherland.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia Ganesh Festival is the biggest celebration in the US. It is organized by Bharatiya Temple since 2005 and it sees a large number of devotees, around 10,000 people, coming over for worshipping their beloved deity. It is a complete 10 day celebration with different festivities.

San Francisco Bay Area, California

The Bay Area Telugu Association, Maharashtra Mandal, and Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh jointly celebrated 10-day Ganesh Utsav at the Fremont Hindu Temple. It is the major festival in the State of California. The immersion is done at the Golden Gate bridge.

Chicago, Illinois

Sai Samstag, a Hindu society preaching the philosophy for Shirdi Sai Baba, organizes one of the biggest Ganesh Utsav in the US State of Illinois. Apart from locals, several people from other cities travel to visit this festival. Various cultural programmes are also a part of the festivities.

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