Ganesh Chaturthi Memories

This year the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi falls on August 23. The weight-challenged Mr. G is much loved and admired all over the country. In Goa, the celebration has traditionally symbolized a return to the roots with Goan Hindus repairing to their native villages across the state. Fun, fireworks and lots of delicious high calorie vegetarian food mark the occasion, for Mr. G is the biggest foodie around.

A few selections from the 2007 festivities at our place in Panjim follow.

Ganesha

Ganesha
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My nephew Yash and niece Saraswati doing <em>aarti</em><br>5D, 24-105L

My nephew Yash and niece Saraswati doing aarti
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Traditional meal served on banana leaf<br>5D, 24-105L

Traditional meal served on banana leaf
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Traditional sweets<br>24-105L

Traditional sweets
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Ganapati Bappa prepares to leave<br>5D, 24-105L

Ganapati Bappa prepares to leave
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Visarjan: Farewell to Mr. G at the Panjim docks by River Mandovi<br>5D, 24-105L

Visarjan: Farewell to Mr. G at the Panjim docks by River Mandovi
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  • […] earlier blog entry with photos from the 2007 celebrations at our home is here. Another entry devoted to the historic Ganesha of Khandola is […]ReplyCancel

  • Ms.Susan Raj - August 30, 2009 - 12:22 am

    Hey Sir,
    Too Good.Simply Class.
    Regds,
    SusanReplyCancel

  • "Dabbler" - August 24, 2009 - 11:51 am

    Superb pictures, as always.ReplyCancel

  • Nachiketa Sharma - August 23, 2009 - 2:53 pm

    Remarkable pictures, Rajan, and wish you a very happy Ganesh Chaturthi!ReplyCancel

  • Ajay Divakaran - August 23, 2009 - 6:16 am

    Very nice Rajan. Beautiful pictures and memories.ReplyCancel

  • Joel D'Souza - August 22, 2009 - 8:36 pm

    Exquisite pictures of Ganesh Chaturthi. Beautiful for some, nostalgic for others.
    Best wishes to you and your family on the auspicious occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi. May good Lord Ganesha shower on you bountiful blessings.
    Regards.
    Joel.ReplyCancel

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