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Ganapati Bappa Morya :)

So finally the wait is over.... Its Ganesh Chaturthi Today and we are celebrating Ganapati festival today. Since I have started blogging (blog has seen 3 Ganapati festivals for 3 years), I always shared photos of Ganesh Idols and photos from places I visit during Ganapati.

This is Third year of Ganeshotsav for my blog. So I decided to share how we celebrate Ganapati festival at our home. This post is sort of special post and the first post where I am sharing something to which I am connected so much personally.

At our village (in konkan), my uncle brings Ganesh idol (made of soil)  and performs pooja for 1 and half day, it is little difficult to commute to our village for 1.5 day ,every year due to city life (as everyone in family has different schedules and sometimes taking leave for 4-5 days is not possible for everyone).  My uncle sends us prasaad (blessed offering) every year. We just perform pooja of Ganapati at our home. 

In year 2009 we brought marble idol of Ganapati which is replica of Siddhivinayak Ganapati. And since then we are performing pooja of this Ganapati in Eco friendly way. This is 6th year of Ganapati idol.


Ganapati Bappa
We keep this Ganapati idol in wardrobe and take it out during Ganapati festival. We perform pooja for 1 & half day. 

For decoration- we keep it simple, we use silk saree as background and use lighting & decorative ribbon (same every year). We use lots of (real) flowers for the purpose of decoration. It is joyous to do flowers, prepare naivaidyam, doing decorations and performing aarati (pooja). 

Immersion - After performing pooja for 1 & half day, we perform symbolic immersion of Ganapati idol in our home. We immerse the idol in big steel bucket, then removing the idol from water & cleaning the idol neatly & keeping the idol safe in wardrobe for next year. (and yes, we use that water for our plants ).   

I think it is good to celebrate this festival in Eco friendly way without harming environment, without creation water & noise pollution.  Lord Ganesha is considered as the God of power and wisdom and main significance to celebrate the festival should be by wishing success, prosperity, protection against adversities and well being of all. 


Modak :)



Aarati 

Naivaidyam on banana leaf ( includes Modak, Heet i.e idli in leaves with chutney, mix vegetables sabji, potato bhaji, dal rice, and kheer)

P.s- I would love to hear your views on celebrating Ganapati in Eco friendly way.


8 comments:

  1. Celebrating Ganpati the Eco-friendly way is a novel way. Using the immersion water (after symbolic) for plants too is a water saving method. The prasad partaken on a plantain leaf is divine. Ganpati bappa moryya.

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    1. Thank you very much Kalpana :) Ganapati Bappa Morya :)

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    1. Thank you very much Omkar :)

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  3. Glad to know that it your 3rd Ganesha celebration in your blog. Very nice description with beautiful pictures.

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    1. Thank you very much Sir :)

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  4. Ganapati Bappa Morya _()_

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    1. Thank you very much Rupam :) Ganapati Bappa Morya :)

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