Monday, September 05, 2005

Ganapathi Bappa Moreya

Ganesha, Ganapathi, Gajaanana, Ekadantha, Vinayaka- and so on- there are several names for this most loved Hindu God.

Ganesha is supposed to be the destroyer of all obstacles- hence he is worshipped at the beginning of any new venture one undertakes. I read this on one of the wesites about Ganesha:

"His association with obstacles comes from the great strength of the elephant, the intelligence of the human and the subtelty or ability to penetrate small spaces like a mouse or rat. "

Lokmanya Tilak foresaw the attraction that Lord Ganesha held over people and hence initiated the process of celebrating the mass celebration of Ganesha festival. Even today, you can see various oragnizations coming together to celebrate this festival.

For me, Ganesha Chathurthi is always a special occasion. It is a day of celebration. It is a day on which we cook and savour lots of delicacies.:-) It is a day on which people forget their differences, and come together to pray to Lord Ganesha in unison.

Vakrathunda Mahakaya Kotisurya Samaprabha
Nirvignam Kurume Deva Sarva Karyeshu Saravada


srinivasbala said...

Hi Madhoo,

Nice to see your post, this year we hyderabadis too celebrated the festival with lot of brotherhood , Joy and excitement.

i have posted couple of pictures and writeup at:

Madhooo said...

Hi srinivas,

I saw the pictures at Hyderabad. Man, the ganesha statues look so adorable. It is really good to see that you people celebrated the festival so well.:-)