Are you in India? Then do not miss visiting the Western India, Maharashtra to be precise. As the Maharshtrians would be busy in welcoming the Almighty! Its time to scream “Ganpati Bappa Morya!!” as Lord Ganesha, the infamous Elephant God, is going to visit His devotees for 10-days.
Ganesha idols are seen on the beach in Mumbai, India on Sep 22, 2010 on the last day of Ganpati festival. The 10-day hindu festival, celebrating the birthday of Lord Ganesha who is widely worshiped as the god of wisdom, prosperity and good fortune, attracts tens of thousands people.
Photo by Kuni Takahashi
Very soon the best time in the year is going to begin in Mumbai and Pune as the Ganesh Festival is just about to start. It is this festival when the entire city experiences a rapture and when their zest is at its peak! To the ones who don’t know what is festival all about –
Ganesh Chaturthi is a birthday of Lord Ganesha which is celebrated by Hindus around the world. Yes, you heard it right! The fest begins with the arrivals of Ganesha’s clay idols where everyone screams ‘Ganpati Bappa Morya’- Hail Lord Ganeshan and then the puja is conducted with the hindu rituals and the tradition . This festival is continuously celebrated 10 days and ends with the parading and immersion of the statues into a water body.
Here are a few sneak peeks from around the world.
Ganesh Chaturti Celebration in the US
Ganapati Festival in Paris, France