Ganesha – The God of Beginnings.

In one of my previous posts, I had expressed negative views about festivals in India that festivals end up with bad news. This line didn’t go well with many people. I have many negative comments but thanks to wordpress, I have the authority to publish the comments which I want. So haters, you sit at home and enjoy this post.

Ganesh Chaturthi; hectic, vibrant and yet peaceful festival. Hectic because we have to do all the rituals, follow all the protocols to welcome Ganapati Bappa. Peaceful because, the moment Ganapati Bappa enters the house, you will automatically feel the positive vibes. The 10 days of Ganapati, not only bring peace but also bring all people together. As usual due to covid, this time too there will be restrictions. But I really miss this festival. Huge mandals, full on lights, staying awake the whole night with friends, playing some funny games so that we don’t get drowsy. We always come up with new slogans everytime, every year.

ek rupaiya ka chew gum, ganpati bappa singham..
garam Jalebi Fafda, Ganapati Bappa apda..
Kaha Chali Ho Goriya, Ganpati Bappa Moriya..
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Ganapati Bappa Superstar..
Videocon Samsung, Ganapati Bappa Handsome..
ek do teen chaar, Ganapati Cha Jai Jai kaar…

Whatever the occasion is, or going somewhere, or buying new things, “Ganapati Bappa Moriya” is a must. Feeling scared or feeling lonely, Ganapati Bappa is always there. That’s the vibe of our Ganapati Bappa. In my childhood days, I used to visit almost all the nearby mandals. Stand in queue or sometimes pay them to get direct entry. My favourite mandals is the one which had short stories in it. I still want to go, but this covid has given full stop to all these mandals. I really enjoyed not only the story but also the creativity, the designs and the decorations. Creating such mandals requires patience and intelligence. Really, hats off to them.

Lalbaughcha Raja, Year 2015

The festival has been publicly celebrated in Pune since the era of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. The Peshwa rulers  were devotees of Ganesh, and started a public Ganesh festival in their capital city of Pune. In every city, the view is different. How can one can’t pay tribute to Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati in Pune and Lalbaugcha Raja in Mumbai. Making a plan to visit these two places is a must. That huge crowd going only in one direction, no coming back and then eating vada pavs and tea. Ha ha, we Mumbaikar never say no to vada pav. Always available 24×7 in Mumbai.

Ganapati Idol Made of many super heroes. Near NL College, Malad West, Year 2015

But when it’s time to say Goodbye, almost everyone’s eyes get moist. As if someone is going for ever and will never return back. Yes, I do cry when I see Visarjan (Immersion). For two reasons, first obviously, I don’t want this festival to end and secondly, the way we do visarjan, sometimes not saying bye in proper good rituals. Hence eco-friendly Ganapati idols are a must. But we still have to urge people to go for it. How did you forget that Goosebumps, while performing aarti, that bells gongs and tintinnabulation. Whenever I see any Ganapati Idols, I wonder how these Ganapatis are made? Awesome art work and creativity.

Ganapati Idol made up of polo (mouth freshener), Near NL college, Malad West, Year 2013

Well, how come no negative content this time? Well then here it goes. I really really really HATE the collection of songs played by DJs during Anant Chaturthi. Why you want to show “Sheela’s Jawani” (Sheela’s youthfullness) to Ganapati Bappa, before his immersion? and why you want him to tell that “Munni” is “Badnaam” (Munni is infamous for bad reasons) for him. Well, this time, I am 100% sure that  “Zalimaa” (Merciless) will definitely give “coca-cola” and will urge Ganapati Bappa to “bhuja” her “aag” (Merciless, please give me cocoa-cola and extinguish the fire within me). Seriously!! Ha Ha!!.. Do check out some more pics here

Ganapati Bappa Moriya!

Ananth Chaturthi 2011

“Ganpati Bappa Moraiya… Purcha Varshi lavkar yaa… Ganpati Gela Gavala… Chain padena amhala… “

This year My ganpati festival was lost… Missed all kinds of  gestures of Ganpati .. Missed the story based ganapti…

I was unbelievable for me that very soon the ganpati festival ended.  And this time my mobile also didnt supported me . Due to which this time no  much snpas of gnapati. Also snaps of laubaug cha raja got deleted 😦

But I took decision and ordered myself that I will see Anant Chaturthi..

So here are some pics of anant chaturthi 2011. Click on the image Below to see more snaps or click here

Ananth Chatruthi 2011

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Anant Chaturthi 2010

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“Ganpati Bappa Moraiya, Purcha Varchi Lavkar Yaa…

Ganpati Gela Gavala, Chain Padena Aamahla….”

Really It seems that the 12 days of ganpati is  very less.. Saw lots of ganpati but still it feels that I saw nothing.. Here are some of the images of 12 th day of ganpati virsarjan… All these Ganpati are from Dhanukar wadi – charkop area (Kandivali west).

Click on the Image Below to find Real snap of anant chaturthi 2010 or go to this link

Anant Chaturthi 2010

From ananthachaturthi 2010

Wait… Wait…. Theres more to go…

here are some of the images form goregaon(west), malad(west), kandivali(west), borivali(west)…

these images are of one and half day ganpati, 5 days ganpati.. etc..

Most amazing ganpati, I saw, was at malad west , near NL college S.v. road. This Ganpati consist of 21, 000 polo with very good story that rancho from 3 idiots is not our guru.. you have to complete your education first and then think of career…

below is the image of ganpati which consist of 21, 000 polo.

click on the image below to see the real snap of ganpati or go to this link

Real snap of ganapati 2010

Ganpati Bappa – Real and Random Snaps

Want to see some Video ?? What Say ?? Here you go …

1) Ganpati @ Kandivali West, Ganesh Chowk

2)  Ganpati @ Goregaon West , Piramal Nagar

3) Ganpati @ goregaon West , Station Road. This Ganpati is in first three position in ganpati contest festival

4) GSB Ganapti @ Wadala , Wadala Depot

5) Ganapti@ Kandivali West, Station .