This Ganesh Chaturthi was very special for me, as it was my hubby’s birthday and I was in Mumbai after My daughter’s birth in Himachal. My daughter also turned one this year in May and loved watching colorful streets, decorated pandals and lights everywhere. It is that time of the year again when the streets are dotted with pandits and loud music of the dhols & drums take off the air to celebration as the city wears a festive look. I love this time of year.
Ganesh Chaturthi is a ten day Hindu festival celebrated to honor the elephant-headed God Ganesha’s birthday and arrival at people’s houses. He is the younger son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. He is considered as Vighnharta mean Superhero to people in their bad times. The Ganesha Festival is made special by worshiping the elephant God, meeting relatives and friends with preparation of mouth watering dishes and gifting memorable(s) being presented to near and dear ones. You can see the lords very favorite & famous sweet called “MODAK” in every sweet shop throughout the city.
We also visited some pandals additional to our friends place and had lot of fun eating sweets, singing Aarti’s (Prayers to praise the Lord) and even got some return gifts. I can say it was really a well spent day!
Here are some pictures that I took this time, with decors of beautifully decorated pandals and at our friends place.
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3 thoughts on “Ganesha Festival in Mumbai!”
In north not every house celebrates it. But I do enjoy attending Ganesh chaturthi and visarjan almost as much diwali. I have been to Bombay but never during Ganesh chaturthi. I missed it somehow.😋😉
In Mumbai Ganesh chaturthi is fabulous… I really enjoy this festival being Mumbaikar now
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Hahaa. Yeah. Someday I’ll too attend it in Bombay.😉