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The Lord Descends
The time for festivities is here again!!!
It’s that time of the year, when we welcome with open arms, our beloved Lord Ganesha or Vighnaharta the Lord of Obstacles, into our home and hearts.
Once again the city will come alive with colour, festivities and celebrations.
Once again every street will greet us with soaring chants and traditional dhol tashas .
Once again we will gorge on mouthwatering modaks.
Once again we will be astonished looking at the sheer size and the grandeur of the Stunning Ganesh Idols.
And once again we will seek His blessings with complete faith and devotion
Ganesh Chaturthi, falls on the fourth day of the second fortnight in the month of Bhaadrapada of the Hindu calendar. It normally lasts for 10 days and is celebrated in honour of Lord Ganeshas Birthday.
This festival is celebrated by devotees by installing Ganesh idols at home or in pandals.
Its believed that Ganesh Chaturthi was first celebrated publicly during the era of Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj to promote culture and nationalism.
It was then revived many years later by Lokmanya Tilak to bring like minded people of different caste together; to generate a sense of unity and to encourage communal harmony against the colonial British Raj.
The festival ends on the 10th day. Huge procession are carried out with huge gatherings and the atmosphere of the place is truly electric.
The idols are immersed amidst chants of
Ganpati bappa morya pudhchya varshi lavkar ya.
We pray to you and request you to come again next year with lots of blessings and love.
Once again we bid a tearful goodbye to our Lord who sets off on his journey towards his abode in Kailash while taking away with him the misfortunes of his devotees.