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A big, colorful shout to Lord Ganesha on his sea journey

As we bid a tearful adieu to the elephant God, we sing and dance in his glory,

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Jai Ganesh (Hail, Lord Ganesha)

The clay idols of Ganesha is immersed in sea water across the country as we celebrate his wisdom, great intellect and bravery.

Hordes of worshipers dances their way as they carry the clay idol they adorned in their houses for ten days.

Ten days celebrated with pomp as the roads and streets are clogged with devotees.

We cry our heart out, Ganpati Bappa Morya,Β Pudchya Varshi Laukar ya (Come back early next year, O’ Lord)

We sing our heart our as we carry the idols and shower devotees with colors.

We bless strangers as they walk the streets and we storm our way, singing happily and making noises in the city.

We treat our guests with coconut sweet balls (Modak) that the Lord loves.

If you think the party is over, think again;

We dances our way to the latest tracks of songs till the wee hours in the morning,

as the idol of Lord Ganesha is immersed in the deep water to his last journey.

Ganpati Bappa Morya.




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15 thoughts on “A big, colorful shout to Lord Ganesha on his sea journey

  1. This remains one of the biggest cultural binding factor for the city of Mumbai doesn’t it, people of all ages, religions, social strata coming together for events like these πŸ˜€

    1. It is and bind people together. What a feeling it is! I miss the celebration since I am not in Mumbai, right now. Thanks for those beautiful words, irrespective of class, caste or sex, people come together celebrating life:)

  2. It’s beautiful. Post as well as the photo. I have never seen Ganesha festival. This is not celebrated over this side of the pond with as much enthusiasm as in Maharashtra.

    1. This is so true, Shilpa and it’s amazing how people across caste, class and race converge together. Ganesh Chaturthi remains etched in my memories at Chowpatti where I filmed the whole scene where we walked from Marine Drive to Chowpathy. Sadly, I lost the handset. Mee too! Mumbai unite and it forms the beauty of the place, people dancing and celebrating:)

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