Welcoming Lord Ganesha

Ganesh Utsav marks the beginning of festive season in Western part of India. Next 10 days will be filled with exuberance and fun. This is one festival where we see children and adults equally excited and electrified for taking part in activities of Ganapati Mandal. 

Though times have changed and commercialization has reached it’s peak, the original spirit envisaged in organizing this festival has retained it’s roots. Ganpati Pooja and Ganesh Darshan still remains an inevitable aspect of social life in Maharashtra. It does unite people. It spreads feeling of unity and brotherhood. It has penetrated successfully in rural regions. Outcomes may not be as spiritual as it used to be but the process does contribute to social networking. 

Same applies to members of individual families. It’s an occasion to strengthen ties with friends and relatives. It is in fact excellent opportunity to break routine. Festivals like Ganesh Chaturthi refreshes homes in many ways. Most prominent one being change of set-up in house. Others changes include change of food, change in subjects of discussion, change of people who visit our house, change of places we visit etc. 

Lord Ganesh, in spirit and form, brings a lot of charm. It sometimes feel like he welcomes us to a whole new world of happy living. Once more it is “Bappa Morya”!

Author: anilkshatriyablog

I work as Assistant Professor in the area of Accounting at IMT Nagpur. I love teaching, writing and cycling. I follow a simple principle, 'Help ever, hurt never'.

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