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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 2009

Ganesh Chaturthi (or Ganapati Chauti as we Konkanis call it) is THE celebration in our extended family home in Mumbai. During the five days of Ganapati, all pujas are performed as prescribed in the Puranas, including recitations from the Vedas. After a busy five days, the murthy is consigned to the seas (visarjan), leaving us […]

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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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Ganesh Chaturthi

vakratunda mahaakaaya kotisurya samaprabhaa | nirvighna kuru mae deva sarvakaaryeshu sarvadaa || With a curved trunk and generous form Whose splendor matches ten million Suns Remove obstacles Deva! In all that I do! _____ Ganapati Bappa, Mowrya! M & A Ganesh Vandana – Tribute to Ganesh The light of the Sun imbues our existence with […]

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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