Monday, August 24, 2009

Ganesh Chaturthi

Hi friends, hope you are all doing good. As you know, yesterday(23rd August) was an Indian festival called as "Ganesh Chaturthi"(Birthday of one of the Indian gods - Lord Ganesh). Also called as "well-wisher" god. And this is my favourite festival of all.

Although I felt not being at home(as I am in US now), I made sure I celebrate this festival as is like home. I had prepared all the things as per the tradition and set up the Ganesh Idol.

We did pooja(prayer) and all nicely and also had good food. These idols and the festival is pretty famous not only in India but also throughout the world where there is a presence of Hindus. The idol immersion ceremony day is also very popular in major cities in India.

Below are the photos we took at our home in US that day.









10 comments:

ceedy said...

I am truly amazed my friend that you take time and effort to maintain your culture and tradition in a foreign land. That is commendable.

May god always bless you in every aspect of your life and may you prosper.

Ganpati Bappa Morya!!!!

Jaggu said...

@ceedy
Glad to see the compliment from you dude. Thanks.

flyingstars said...

lovely pics...hope you had wonderful Ganesh chaturthi celebrations!

Jaggu said...

@flyingstars
Thanks.

Lakshmi -Celebrations said...

Very nice..Hope you had a wonderful day and happy ganesh chaturthi celebrations

Jaggu said...

#Lakshmi-Celebrations
Thanks for your visit and keep coming

D- said...

thanks for stopping by my blog :) i am from mexican descent and we have many traditions too. good to see you keep your heritage alive! i tried to follow but i didnt see a widget? feel free to follow mine thanks again....

Jaggu said...

@D
Glad to see you stopping by. I have a mexican friend and i know that you also have traditions. What type of widget are you looking for?
Anyway keep visiting my blog.

JSF said...

I'm so glad you posted this with all the photos. As an American raised protestant, I find it really interesting. I hope your celebration was wonderful!

Jaggu said...

@JSF
Thanks and yes, I have celebrated this well as this is my favourite festival of all.:)