The sound of beating dhols and tasha is synonymous with Ganesh Chaturthi, and just in time for the 10-day festival, Luke Kenny has put a rock spin to the festive music.
Ganesha Chaturthi is also observed in Nepal and by the Hindu diaspora elsewhere such as in the Trinidad, Suriname, Fiji, Mauritius, United States and Europe (such as in Tenerife, Spain). Only this time the human head was replaced by an elephant head.
Ganesh Chaturthi is here and devotees are all set to welcome lord Ganesha with pure hearts.
Lord Ganesha is known by many attributes and is widely remembered and worshiped as the remover of obstacles, the patron of arts & sciences and the Deva of intellect n wisdom. When Ganesha stopped Lord Shiva from entering their abode, he got angry and severed Ganesha's head.
In Coimbatore's Puliakulam Vinayagar Temple, Asia's second largest Ganesha idol weighing 190 tonnesn was unveiled today.
Amidst rising temperatures, Pune's Guardian Minister Girish Bapat has intervened to say that the festival has evolved into magnificent celebrations due to the combined efforts of both Tilak and Jawale. The family festival will begin with the installation of the Ganesh idol on Friday and its ceremonial immersion on Saturday.
On Ganesh Chaturthi children give greeting cards to their friends and distribute candies. With growing awareness, a lot of people are now opting for eco-friendly idols made of easily dissolvable soil, coconut husk, fish friendly foods, and plant seeds. The problem with the material was that when the idols were immersed in the water, they ended up contaminating it and killing much of the marine life in the region. "People who buy idols made of POP (Plaster of Paris), need to understand the hazards".