18 September 2013

Ganpati Bappa Morya

I was back from a week long vacation to my native on Sunday, and had been busy visiting friends for Ganpati for last two days. Better late than never, here is my post on Ganesh Chaturthi.
Ganesh Chaturthi, celebrated on the 4th day of Bhaadrapada maas(month) of Hindu calendar, commemorates the birthday of Lord Ganesha. The fesitival lasts for 10 days and ends on Anant chaturdashi. It is believed that Lord Ganesha bestows his presence on earth for all his devotees during this festival.
During the festival, artistic clay models of Lord Ganesha, beautifully decorated and depicting his vivid poses are installed at houses or at temporarily erected structure(mandap) in any locality. Special pooja(worship) is performed everyday and cultural activites are organised at mandaps. The festival ends by immersing the idol in lake or sea. Devotees immerse the idol chanting Ganpati Bappa Morya, Pudhchya Varshi Lavkar Yaa, asking him to come back next year.
Today is Anant Chaturdashi, end of Ganesha festival. Here are few pics of the Ganpatis we visited in last 10days...





Replica of Konark Temple, Orissa at one of my friend's house


  
Traditional Ganpathi rituals at neighbour's house

22 comments:

  1. Wonderful pictures. Ganapathi bappa morya.

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  2. All images beautifully captured!!

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  3. wow.. each Ganesha looks so beautiful...

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  4. Ganapati Bappa Morya!! just Amazing post, I glad that you share beautiful images and information about lord Ganesha. Thanks.

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  5. Thank you everybody, Ganpati Bappa Morya...

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  6. Wonderful, colorful and fascinating captures!! Thank you for sharing!! Have a great week!

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  7. Thank you Sylvia, a Happy week to you too..

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  8. Such colorful and interesting photos. Well done.

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  9. Interesting series!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  10. Wonderful shots.
    Ganapati Bappa Morya

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  11. Dynamic and colorful photos ~ namaste, carol ^_^

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