Ganesha Festival in Mumbai!

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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© Anjali Sharma, Positive Side Of The Coin

Simple & Amazing Ideas For Friendship Day!!!

Two days back I received message from my dad saying “A friend is the one who comes in when the whole world has gone out”. How true…Since childhood my dad taught me to choose friends wisely, and luckily I always got very true and good friends.

I believe true friends are always available, whether you are happy or sad, excited or exhausted, they will always listen to you. I feel I am very lucky in that case though I have very few friends but my friends are always there for me. Your friends are like extended family. On 7th August it’s friendship day so I decided to write on an Amazing ideas what we can gift to our friends as tokenof strong bond.

Personalized Photo Mug: Print your friend and your picture on Coffee Mug and send it to your friend or else send mug with special messages. Printed photo mug will bring smile to their face every morning.

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Friendship Band: Friendship Band is very common Idea. Send friendship bracelets for friends to make them feel special. You can send handmade friendship band to your friend which will bring smile on his or her face. You can also send friendship band with name of your friend on it.

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Chocolates: There are hundreds of reasons that make chocolates one of the most popular gifts for any occasion. No doubt that every one of us loves receiving chocolates as chocolates makes a yummy and delicious friendship day gift. And if you send your friend favorite box of chocolates he or she will love that.

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Flowers: Fresh Flowers are the best and the easiest way to convey emotions and hence they make a wonderful gift for friends. Ideally, you must choose your friends favorite flower. Yellow color flowers are also symbol of friendship.

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Books & CD’s: Books are said to be Man’s best friend, such gift would turn out to be one of the most precious ones for friends who are really fond of reading. It is important to keep in mind the choice of your friend while selecting the book. You may also gift music CD’s to friends who are fond of music. You may also give a personalized CD by recording your friend’s favorite songs.

So enjoy you friendship day. Happy Friendship day to all 🙂

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