Friday, September 16, 2016

Ganesh Visarjan Special: Ganpati Bappa Morya, Pudchya Varshi Lavkarya!




Of all goodbyes,
the kind that hurt the most
was the one your ears never heard of,
yet your heart knew it's already been said.
~ Unknown

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15th September, 2016: A Photo Story from the streets of Mumbai, Ananth Chaturdashi:

After being worshipped and adored for the past 10 days, the D day is finally here. Seems just like yesterday when our cute and benevolent God had descended from the heavens to enrich our life with happiness, smiles and joy, isn't it? But it's been 10 days since His arrival; and today is the final day of the Ganesh Chaturthi festival when He will make His way towards the sea for immersion.

It’s time to bid our beloved Bappa goodbye.

Large Ganesha Ananth Chaturdashi, Ganesh Visarjan, Mumbai
On His way home!

He being the elegant atithi of all, knows that it's time to leave. Even if it is against our wishes. That's how he likes it to be.

Gnpati Bappa Morya, Ananth Chaturdashi, Ganesh Visarjan, Mumbai
Take that last selfie!

Eyes are wet with tears, so are the hearts. The rain Gods seem to be weeping too. But Bappa radiates positivity and good cheer even today. A thousand suns glitter in his lovely smile even as the sky is dark with rain and hearts are gloomy with cries - that's how magnanimous His persona is. He is God after all, this parting must not be so tough for Him?

Rainy day Ananth Chaturdashi, Ganesh Visarjan, Mumbai
Bappa always likes to smile!

All His children whisper in His ears and He whispers back: Keep doing what you must do. Joy shall fill your hearts, no evil shall enter your mind. I must go now, but remember my blessings are always with you.

A little girl whispers into Bappa's ears - Ananth Chaturdashi, Ganesh Visarjan, Mumbai
Whisper and He whispers back.

In moments like these is reflected life... both the ugliness and prettiness of it. What comes has to go. Amid chants of Ganpati Bappa Morya and Ganpati Gele Gavala, Chain Pade na Aamhala (All glories to Lord Ganesha) our precious guest is taken to the lake for visarjan.

Ganpati Gele Gavala!

He loves His mother - Mother nature. He comes in the form of clay and goes back into the lap of His Ma, Mother Earth. From there, He shall return to us in another form, as mud again. Mud... once moistened with our worship and prayers will bloom forth His blessings as soft and delicate flowers tendered with patience and care.

Clay Ganesha, Ananth Chaturdashi, Ganesh Visarjan, Mumbai
What comes, goes. And then returns again.
Why grieve?

Loving someone doesn't always mean keeping them...
sometimes it also means you have to
let them go.

Ganpati gele Gavala, Ananth Chaturdashi, Ganesh Visarjan, Mumbai
See you soon!

|| Ganpati Bappa Morya
Pudchya Varshi Lavkarya ||



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8 comments:

  1. Lord Ganesha forever lives in our heart. May He bless all of us with wisdom and peace.

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  2. Ganesha is love of hearts..... ganpati bapa moriya

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  3. Like the dedication with which you shoot pictures.

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  4. One of the colorful festivals in India. Great captures.

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  5. Always love the different kind of Ganesh's statues !!

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  6. I so miss Mumbai during the Anath Chaturthi, hope you enjoyed and beautiful pictures.

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  7. best of luck for your each step towards your favorite lord may he shower upon you his more blessings

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