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Ganapati and Gauri Puja

Na tatra suryo bhaati na chandra tarakam nema vidhyuto bhanti kutoyamagnihi | tameva bhantam anubhati sarvam tasya bhasa sarvam idam vibhati || Sun cannot illumine him, nor the moon, nor the stars Lightning cannot, much less this little flame I wave | Verily, when he shines everything is illuminated By his light alone all of […]

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Ganesh Chaturthi – The Day Before

After a few days respite in Goa and Kumta, we returned home for the Ganesh Chaturthi Utsav (festival). Over the next few days, our extended family home transformed into a festive temple. Resident cooks arrived and made traditional Konkani snacks (chivda, mando, shankar paLLan, masala shaenga, chuklee, etc). Siblings and cousins descended on our home. […]

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Ganapati Bappa

Ganapati from our home, 2002. On this occasion of Ganapati Wishing Everyone Days full of Peace and Good Cheer! M&A Recent Ganapati Greetings Flower Sellers at Dadar Dadar Flower Market during Ganapati, 2002 Ganesh Chaturthi – Preparations from the Day Before Ganesh Chaturthi 2009 Ganesh Chaturthi 2008 Ganesh Chaturthi 2007 Saraswati Lakshmi & Ganapati

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Dadar Flower Market – A Photo Essay

In our home in Colaba, the five day Ganapati utsav (festival) is the biggest family event of the year. Our entire joint family comes together making it very festive. For our daily flower decorations, one of us goes to the Dadar Flower Market every morning to buy flowers. After bringing them home, the women gather […]