Ganesh Chaturthi just went by. It was celebrated in a magnanimous scale. Pandals were decorated with themes of various interesting subjects and topics. Artisans, workers and sculptors were invited to give their touch of brilliance to the pandals and the Ganesh idols.
At a shop where they were selling Lord Ganesh idols, I saw an artisan putting the final coat of paint on the idol. He was colouring and painting the base of the idol with blue colour paint. Many people with their relatives brought Lord Ganesha to their homes while proclaiming and shouting loudly -“Ganapati Bappa Morya, Mangal Murti Morya”.
Laddoos and modaks (both of these are Indian sweets), which are the favorite sweets of Lord Ganesha, were being sold at every nook and corner. At a shop, I saw a fancy modak decorated with saffron threads and silver edible paper and it was nearly half a feet tall in size and it was out my budget so I couldn’t buy it.
There are varieties of modaks available. Ukdi che modak is a very special modak which is offered to Lord Ganesha.
Laddoos are generally of three types-Motichur, besan and boondi. Out of these three, my ma loves motichur laddoos.
On the day of Ganesh Chaturthi each and every one were celebrating by bringing the Lord Himself to their house.
Looking at the beautiful and sweet face of Lord Ganesha,his kind smile, his love and his blessings are felt by one and all. He is the all knower and all preserver, who is indomitable.
He is Lord Shiva’s and Goddess Parvati’s son.
Gauri Ganesh pooja is also celebrated with very much reverence, tradition and faith.
Goddess Gauri is the another name of Goddess Parvati.
The time approaching Ganesh Chaturthi and those moments celebrating is a different period from rest of the year. The whole atmosphere is full of the mood of festivity and of the excitement, anticipation and happiness of bringing Lord Ganesh home and celebrating those days with fun, sweets and by taking the blessings of the elders.
As Ganesh Chaturthi has ended there is a sad feeling that we all will have to wait for another year for the Ganesh Chaturthi to come again.
GANAPATI BAPPA MORYA.MANGAL MURTI MORYA.PURCHA BARSI LAUKARYA.
This proclamation means-“We sing and acclaim your glory O Lord Ganesha as Morya Gosavi Of Karnataka did as a parambhakt.The auspicious benefactor of all. Next year please come back again much faster”.