Thursday, October 1, 2015

Pictures of Lord Ganesha from Our Ganpati Pandal Hopping 2015: A Recap!

What special should I do for Ganesh Chaturthi this year?

I wondered days before the festival commenced. Like all the previous 4 years where I had been covering this vibrantly unique festival of Ganesh Chaturthi on my little yatra diary, I wanted to celebrate the festival this year too, together, along with all of you.

After some thinking over for a couple of days and juggling with a few random jumbled ideas, I finally settled down on the idea of posting 11 different Ganeshas, one for each of the 11 days of the festival, from 11 different Mumbai pandals...  and now that the festival for the year has ended, my Ganesha sojourn on my yatra blog has left me with an incredibly intense feeling of happiness and content to cherish... oh, what a beauty and joy it has been!

Thank you very much for coming along!

Thank you from the bottom of my heart to all those who squeezed out some time from their schedule to join me in this divine journey. Thank you for making my darshan that much more memorable and special... My Ganesh Pandal Darshan 2015 wouldn't have been the same without you.

Wrapping up Ganesh Chaturthi 2015 with a quick recap of our Ganpati Pandal Hopping 2015:

Though it's been a wonderful experience, hopping into various Ganesh pandals and admiring the essence of this beautiful festival... I must confess, for my part, there is a little weariness too. Of blogging consecutively for 11 days and following it up with all the social media promotions... Phew!

So let me please halt my pen at this point and wrap up this journey of our virtual Ganesh Chaturthi Celebrations 2015 with a quick recap. Here's presenting a collection of 12 Lord Ganesha pictures, one from each post I shared during the festival days with corresponding links to the relevant posts:

Ganesh Sthapana, Ganesh Chaturthi festival, Mumbai

Big life-size Ganesha, Ganesh pandal hopping, Mumbai

Green Ganesha, Ganesh pandal hopping, Mumbai

Eco-friendly Ganesha, Ganesh pandal hopping, Mumbai

Great Ganesha, Ganesh pandal hopping, Mumbai

My Benevolent Ganesha, Ganesh pandal hopping, Mumbai

Rich Ganesha, Ganesh pandal hopping, Mumbai

Blessing Ganesha, Ganesh pandal hopping, Mumbai

Superhero Ganesha, Ganesh pandal hopping, Mumbai

Lalbaugcha Raja, Ganesh pandal hopping, Mumbai

Fortchacha Icchapurti Ganpati, Ganesh pandal hopping, Mumbai

Ganesh Visarjan in an artificial lake, Mumbai

Here's wishing that Lord Ganesha pour loads of joy,
blessings and happiness on all of you,
us and me too. :-)

|| Ganpati Bappa Morya ||

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  1. What a memorable and divine journey! Thanks Arti. :-)

  2. How lovely. These images never fail to move me.

  3. Hello,
    I regular top blog readers, and your blog is in my one of top blog reading list, I really love and like reading your blogs! And I really liked this post as well.. All the best keep writing.

  4. Ohhhh dear Arti - so miss that celebration. Thanks for taking me there this year! Fabulous pics as always. Big hugs to you sweet friend

  5. Great pics Arti! It's a lot of fun to walk around the different pandals in Pune as well...something I missed doing this year!

  6. Great pics..loved the benevolent Ganesha the most :)

  7. That last picture says it all. Going down .................... to be back again next year.

  8. Beautiful pictures. I'very never seen ganapati on a horse in warrior mode.


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