Praise be to thee Ganesha,
Thou art the visible Reality.
Thou art the Creator, the Preserver,
Thou art the Supreme Brahman,
the Supreme Manifest.
The Universe is born from Thee...
Thou art Brahma, thou art Vishnu,
thou art Rudra Shiva,
Thou art Superior to the Trimurti.
Om. Praise be to Thee, Ganesha.
~ Prayer by the Ganpataya Sampradaya.
(Cited from Book of Ganesha by Royina Grewal.)
Day 5 | Mumbai Ganpati Pandal Hopping | Maha Ganpati - Great Ganesha:
Climbing the red carpeted steps, I enter the canopied tent,
Ganpati Pandal ... His temporary house for the festival.
It's dark inside, but He glitters and glows.
Just like many others before me,
I bow to Thee...
Just like His ardent devotee, this Mouse with the Modak -
Bestow your lovely blessings,
on me, my friends and family,
O beautiful Ganesha...
We, your fans,
look upto you with longing eyes,
seek for your love and attention...
Light our paths with your divine wisdom,
guide us our way...
... lead us to our purpose,
happiness, contentment and joy.
PS.: This year, come along with me for Ganesh Pandal darshan from Mumbai on My Yatra Diary... visiting the very friendly Ganesha, peeping into one pandal each day.
PPS.: Today is 5th day of the festival, one of the days when the Lord is bid farewell back to His celestial Home. Today is Ganpati Visarjan and I can hear loud music reverberating from the the streets as I am typing this post. To get an idea about today's atmosphere in Mumbai, please refer to these Visarjan posts from previous years.
3. See you soon, Ganesha: Ganesh Visarjan, Mumbai.