Thursday, September 24, 2015

Ganesh Chaturthi Celebrations: Day 8 | Ganpati Pandal Darshan | Blessings Ganesha.

|| Aum Shrim Hrim Klim Glaum Gam Ganapataye
vara varada sarva janamme vashamanaya svaha. ||


Shower Your blessings, O Ganesha.
I offer my ego as an oblation.

~ Ganesh Mantra.

Ganesh Chaturthi Celebrations: Day 8 | Ganpati Pandal Darshan | Blessings Ganesha:


From small, to medium to BIG Ganeshas,

Beautiful Ganesha, Ganesh Pandal Hopping, Mumbai


Ganesha, with His various avatars - shapes and sizes,
leaves His swarm of fans gaping in awe,

Mouse with the modak, Ganesh Pandal Hopping, Mumbai

 I am particularly enamoured by these bigger, giant, life-like Ganeshas -

Garlanded Great Ganesha, Ganesh Pandal Hopping, Mumbai


He generally stays for the entire course of 11 festive days on earth
and proceeds for visarjan towards the end of the festival...

Lighted festooned floral Ganesha, Ganesh Pandal Hopping, Mumbai


His giant life-like size, to me, is metaphorical –

I am down here - tiny and small,
He is up there - far and above.

Beautifully decorated Great Ganesha, Ganesh Pandal Hopping, Mumbai

And yet, He is never unreachable...

Standing beneath His majestic-al figure, hands folded and head lowered - the force that hits, that aura, the blessedness of that rare transcendental moment is simply stunning. It's a feeling, delicate but powerful.


A hallowed connection between the seen and the unseen, the earthly and the divine...

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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.



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4 comments:

  1. True words Arti. :-) Pranam to Ganesha manifested in all the forms. :)

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  2. Great post, Awesome photos
    Greetings

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  3. As always interesting and informative. A great post, thank you.

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