Bombay holiday: Ganesh Chaturthi

  Bombay holiday: Ganesh Chaturthi

Rio has midnight of December 31  and people throwing flowers into the sea as an offering to Iemanja, Bombay has Ganesh Chaturthi to honor the son of Shiva and Parvati.

Thousands of miles from the festivities, here’s a sampling of some Ganeshas closer to home.

The many moods of Ganapati:

 Bombay holiday: Ganesh Chaturthi

Snippet from a wedding reception sweets package:

 Bombay holiday: Ganesh Chaturthi  

South Indian tapestry:

 Bombay holiday: Ganesh Chaturthi

 Ensemble:

 Bombay holiday: Ganesh Chaturthi

Droopy ears:

 Bombay holiday: Ganesh Chaturthi

Shades of silver and grey:

 Bombay holiday: Ganesh Chaturthi

Just chillin’:

 Bombay holiday: Ganesh Chaturthi

First one seen, entering or exiting:

 Bombay holiday: Ganesh Chaturthi

Book spine:

 Bombay holiday: Ganesh Chaturthi

On a leaf:

 Bombay holiday: Ganesh Chaturthi

With Francis and AB:

 Bombay holiday: Ganesh Chaturthi

Guarding the Hobson-Jobson:

 Bombay holiday: Ganesh Chaturthi

When not using a tusk for writing:

 Bombay holiday: Ganesh Chaturthi

Comments

  1. Lord Ganesha says:

    Hello, I liked your info about Lord Ganesha, i too tried to do the same at my new post Ganesha Chaturthi Plz review it and let me know

  2. Ganesha chaturthi – legends and prayers : Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated as the

    birthday of Lord Ganesh on the fourth day (Chaturthi) of the bright fortnight of

    Bhadrapada month of Hindu calendar. It is among the most celebrated of the

    festivals in India, and perhaps the only one involving general public (others only

    involve families and friends and are celebrated privately). It is interesting to note

    that the festival was not celebrated until the times of Lokamanya Bal Gangadhar

    Tilak, who used it a great means to unite Hindus all over India and educate them the

    evils of colonization.

  3. filmiholic says:

    Michael, sounds like a deal!

    Here’s a CNN-IBN story on Nana Patekar doing puja:
    http://www.ibnlive.com/news/how-bwood-celebrates-ganesh-festival/19890-8.html

    BB, so that’s what this is! I got mine in a tiny store off Astor Place years ago.

  4. BrooklynBrown says:

    As a Maharashtran, I’m accustomed to (and have grown to love) the different images of Ganesh. I once owned the finger puppet you also have of him but figure it walked away on its own, out helping others.

  5. One of these years I want to be in Bombay for the event…

    take me with you :)

  6. filmiholic says:

    Thanks, Kamla, Maya, Michael. I love seeing bits and pieces of other people’s lives in their photos, so I thought it would be a fun exercise.

    One of these years I want to be in Bombay for the event…

  7. as kamla wrote: nice pics. thanks for sharing them.

  8. Love it! And I have some of those DVDs too :)

  9. Nice pictures. It will be great to see a colorful clay image of Ganesha that people eventually immerse in the water/sea/ocean.

    Kamla

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