Sunday, August 23, 2009

Ganpati Festival

Today was the start of the Ganpati festival which is a huge deal in Maharashtra. Ganpatiji's statue was specially made and then welcomed into the home today, first day of the festival. There was a big ceremony this morning (the floor was painted with footprints as if he'd walked in on his own) and there will be events this whole week. The culmination is in seven days and will involve a parade to the ocean...! I don't know much more than that, but based on how it started off, I'm sure it will be extravagant. I'm posting an unusual number of photos, but know that this is just 1% of the pics I took and this as much as I could narrow it down despite my best efforts. ;-)

1 comment:

  1. di amazin pics.. i think u shd make yr career in photography ... n enjoy de festival esp de aarti n sweets..:D