With the ten-day-long Ganesh Chaturthi pageant celebration starting on September 19,distinctive pandals and different forms of Bhagwan Ganesh mesmerise the devotees, ushering in a wave of pleasure and devotion that has captivated hearts throughout India.
While many devotees carry an idol of Bhagwan Ganesh to their dwelling to carry out the rituals throughout the pageant, large-scale group ‘pujas’ are additionally organised all through the nation.
The pageant is widely known yearly with nice fervour, with hundreds of devotees thronging temples and pandals for the darshan of the Bhagwan Ganesh.
The 10-day pageant ends when the idol is carried in a public procession with music and group chanting, then immersed in a close-by physique of water reminiscent of a river or sea, referred to as visarjan on the day of Anant Chaturdashi.
The pageant celebrates Ganesh as the God of New Beginnings and the Remover of Obstacles in addition to the God of knowledge and intelligence.
Over 35,000 ladies recite prayers at Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple
On the second day of the ongoing Ganpati Mahotsav, the premises of Shrimant Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple reverberated with holy chants as greater than 35,000 ladies gathered there to recite Ganpati ‘Atharvashirsha’ prayers on September 20 morning.
Women recited Ganpati ‘Atharvashirsha’ as half of the Ganeshotsav celebration on the event of Rishi Panchami, the second day of Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations, organised by Shreemant Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple belief.
A gaggle of Russian nationals have been additionally invited as company to witness the prayer.
To take part in the conventional recital, ladies from throughout the metropolis gathered close to the Pandal early morning in conventional apparel and attended the prayers.
108 different forms of Bhagwan Ganesh
One of the pandals, positioned in Jairampur Colony, in the metropolis, has develop into a centre of attraction with 108 different forms of Bhagwan Ganesh being displayed there.
These 108 different forms of Bhagwan Ganesh embrace idols in the kind of a conch shell, brinjal, portrayed as a cricketer, freedom fighter Subhash Chandra Bose, in the kind of Sai Baba, Bhagwan Shiva, Krishna, Shivaji Maharaj School Boy, and plenty of extra.
The secretary of the public pageant committee of Jairampur Colony, Anil Aaga instructed media, “We have been organising Ganesh Utsav in the colony for the last 40 years. Every year we place the idol of Bhagwan Ganesh on a different theme. This year Bhagwan Ganesh has been given 108 different forms.”
These idols have been made by Bengali artisans. Last yr the idol was made in the kind of Tricolour on the theme of the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav 75th Independence Day, he added.
A devotee Priyanshi Shukla, who got here to the pandal, instructed media, “It is a very unique concept. All the 108 Ganesh idols are different, it is the first time we have seen this.”
Other devotees additionally stated that that they had seen such different forms collectively for the first time.
Meanwhile, one other pandal in the Sindhi colony in the metropolis has been arrange on the theme of Chandrayaan.
Speaking to media, Vishal Mata, who lives in Sindhi Colony stated, “Youth Sindhi organisations make pandals on different themes every year. This year, in view of the success of Chandrayaan 3, a pandal has been made on the theme of Chandrayaan.”
Theme based mostly Pandals
Social media platforms are abuzz with photos and movies showcasing the artistry of theme-based pandals, every one distinguished by its distinctive and inventive designs.
One of the most sought-after themes this yr is Chandrayaan 3, India’s profitable mission to the moon. Another distinctive pandal that has captivated the consideration of many is the pandal constructed by the Cyber Cell Surat Police, which shares a message to beware of cyber fraud.
Interestingly, the pandal has an idol of Bhagwan Ganesha dressed up in police apparel whereas a number of posters and billboards have been positioned with directions to keep away from cyber fraud.
Another pandal in the metropolis has been constructed on the Ramayana theme. The pandals have develop into the centre of attraction for guests, particularly for youngsters.
Earlier on September 19 morning, devotees have been noticed reverently transporting idols of Bhagwan Ganesh aboard an area practice at Mumbai’s Dadar railway station. Visuals confirmed folks chanting in the refrain ‘Ganpati Bappa Morya’.
(with inputs from ANI)