वक्रतुंड महाकाय, सूर्यकोटि समप्रभः,
निर्विघ्नं कुरु में देवः, सर्व कार्येशु सर्वदा ...
India is a Land of Festivals. Our festivals hold immense importance in our lives. Apart from the religious significance they are also a time for the family to get together. With the ever expanding world of opportunities, Indian's have settled all over the globe. This has given a new meaning to our festivals too, which at times were only confined to the Indian borders.
Our Festivals have become truly International now, with most of them being celebrated with equal pomp & splendour in the world outside. Ganesh Chaturthi is one of them.
This festival of 10 days, spanning from Ganesh Chaturthi (4th day after new moon) to Annant Chaudas (14th day from new moon) is celebrated with more joy & vigour than any other festival you could possibly think of. Much of the enthusiasm could also be attributed to the Youth involved in the celebrations.
Just like all of you, I too have been celebrating this 10 days of shear joy & devotion ever since I was a kid. And this chain has not broken since past 15-20 years.
Will like to share with you all, some memorable moments of the 3 days of this years celebrations, when the good Lord decided to be our Guest. And unlike all previous years of celebrations, this time we decided to Go Green. Finding a Eco-friendly deity of the Lord wasn't a easy task here. But after some earnest efforts d good Lord decided to reveal Himself. Made of pure mud with no Plaster involved and dyed with Vegetable based colours, these deities dissolve very soon after immersion.
गणपति बाप्पा मोरया
DAY 01 IMAGES
DAY 02 IMAGES
DAY 03 IMAGES
and this is the hardest part of the Festival, Visarjan. This is when the Lord decides to go back to his abode. With a promise to His devotees that He Will Come Back soon next year as well.
Hope you guys enjoyed it as much I enjoyed it putting it together for you.