Ganesh Chaturthi 2014

Ganesh Chaturthi 2014

Ganesh Chaturthi 2014

Ganesh Chaturthi is a Hindu festival which celebrates the beloved Lord Ganesha, the elephant-headed deity, known as the remover or destroyer of obstacles as well as the god of wisdom and new beginnings. Ganesh Chaturthi was August 29th this year (2014) – so yes, I’m a little late in writing this. Sadly I also was unable to be in India to witness this festival myself.

In this festival, statues are built and installed in public shrines and worshiped for ten days with a variety of herbs, plants and then immersed in water, which is believed to purify the water. A large statue of Lord Ganesha is built and submerged into a lake in this same manner.

Read more about Lord Ganesha.

DN was so thoughtful… He sent me these photos to share with you.

A woman preparing the tiny statues of Lord Ganesha.

A woman preparing the tiny statues of Lord Ganesha.

Detailing workshop

Detailing workshop

Unpainted statues of Lord Ganesha

Unpainted statues of Lord Ganesha

 

As if Lord Ganesha destroying obstacles wasn’t amazing enough, here’s a picture that describes the symbolism within Lord Ganesha. This is one of many reasons why Lord Ganesha is the emblem of My Hindi Heart, and incorporated into the logo.

 

ganesha symbolism

3 Comments

  • Anil Mahato

    Congratulation, Crystal, very happy to see your blog back into server again. I loved the new design. And content are very easy to navigate and explore. this is much better.. How you doing these days ?

  • Lauren Mokasdar

    Omgoshhh, DN is so sweet to send you photos!! 😀
    I cannot wait for you to be here for it next yearrrr yayyy <3 xxx

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