Monday, August 24, 2009

(one day late)

May the grace and kindness of Ganapati, fill your hearts with happiness and joy, with love and prosperity. May He rid you from all evil and guard and protect you from the perils of negativity.

The ten-day Ganesh Festival began yesterday, and marks the day on which Lord Ganesha, the son of Shiva and Parvati, is believed to bestow his presence on earth for all his devotees. This is when you see the clay idols of Ganesh - the elephant-headed remover of obstacles - decorated and worshiped. At the end of the festival, the idols are submerged in water.

The holiday coincides with the Jain holiday Sanvatsary and the beginning of Ramadan.

More on Ganesh Chaturthi here.


Photo above was snapped one year ago at a trendy Bangalore shopping mall. Notice the woman with shopping cart on the left.

Below is one of the few natural areas outside of Mysore (perhaps the only one) where you can legally submerge your idol:

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