“Dharti ambar sitare
Uski nazare utaare
Dar bhi usse dara re
Jiski rakhwaliya re…
Karta saya tera
Jai deva Shri Ganesha
Deva Shri Ganesha
Deva Shri Ganesha…”
It’s that time of the year again when India celebrates the birthday of its legendary god by grooving on these beats. There’s fun, madness and passion in this festivity. But if you contemplate, aren’t festivals something you desperately wait for? C’mon, who does not want a paid leave from work ;). Jokes apart, this is the best way to spent time with your families and a reason to go all traditional.
Festivals are symbolic of jubilation and togetherness. Now that Ganesh Chaturthi is round the corner, Jaipur has already begun the celebration of this grand festivity. Its temples have lighted up with colours of joy.
You can see hundreds of beautiful idols created across the streets of Jaipur (thanks to the efforts of these skilful artists!).Whether it’s JLN Marg or Ajmer Road, Bappa is making appearances everywhere.
And certainly, this celebration is incomplete without the magnificent arrangements at Moti Dungri Ganesh Mandir. They’d started with their proceedings on 20th August 2017, which last till 26th August 2017. Since then there have been many events at the temple. Local talents have got the opportunity to showcase their flair. Every day, graceful kathak dancers start their performances at sharp 7 pm. The event continues till 10 pm.
The temple is flooded with devotees who are always donating their love in the form of our cutest deity’s favourite modaks. Not only that, honey and milk is offered in bulk as well. The priests’ plan to present Bappa with half a million ladoos weighing 11, 21 and 51 kgs reveals the spirit of the occasion.
Moreover, tomorrow there’s going to be ‘Shringar Mehndi’ event, where the idol will be adorned with henna. In addition, as a practice, people will do the same on their hands.
In the end, after the spesh day, on Saturday, 26th August 2017, Jhaankiyan or processions from Moti Dungri will leave for Garh Ganesh.
People from different parts of India come to Jaipur to visit this grand festivity. The fondness and dedication is beyond one’s imagination. The number will be pretty big but ease up, it’s obviously not kumbh ka mela 😛 Furthermore, what makes it more interesting is the fact that the decorations have been massive as 141 works of gold have been done. It took 8 months to get the work done. That sounds insane right?! The temple looks like a fantasy land. The brightness of gold makes it highly alluring for eyes.
Every one of us has grown up hearing the stories of the broken tusk and elephant head and adores Bappa for who he is! Indian festivals not only bind families with joy but also usher positivity and peace.
The whole team of Jaipur Beat wishes you and your whole family a very happy Ganesh Chaturthi 🙂