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Just Lived a Lovely Auspicious Day…Three in one….Ganesh Chaturti,Eid & Samvatsari

It’s past midnight and 9/12 here in Mumbai but USA is yet commerating the 9th Anniversary of Tragic 9/11…..While I prayed that the World never witnesses another 9/11 ever,I also lived a lovely warm day here in India…which is celebrating three festivals in one dayGanesh Chaturti,Eid and Samvatsari

Wishing all Indians a Warm and Cheerful Ganesh Chaturti….Eid Mubarak to all Muslimsand ‘Michhami Dukkadam’ to all Jains  

We have a lovely Marble Lord Ganesha at Home which adorns our Prayer Corner…. every year on Ganesh Chaturti we lovingly bathe Lord Ganesha and decorate it with a Lovely Fresh Flowers Garland …. Fresh Flowers,Incense Sticks and ‘Modak’ Prasad and other Special Pooja Offerings are placed before the Idol…..Diya is lit…… for Three to Five Days we offer Special Prayers and Aarti every day….and we just lived the first day …..happy to have close relatives join us on short notice in the ‘Aarti’ followed by an ordered in Jain Paryushan Dinner from a famous eatery,’Swati Snacks’ of Corn Handvo,Dabka Kadi and Makai Bhaat,Bajra Khichu,Satpadi Roti and Gatta nu Shaak,Pankhi,Fada ni Khichdi,Dal Dhokli……for the first time in 15 years,my 15 year old daughter missed the day as she is away at an India u16 Football Team selection Camp

Some of the snapshots of Lord Ganesha and the Aarti at home are displayed above……..

‘Om Shree Ganeshaye Namo Namah’….’Ganpati Bappa Morya’



Lalbaugcha Raja

Lalbaugcha Raja

Today Morning Nergis and myself were fortunate enough to be able to view Lalbaugcha Raja at Chowpatty (thanx to dear Niharika who alerted us at 5:00 am that His majesty had passed Prathna Samaj where she was at a friend’s).

We’d like to share a few photos we took amidst the huge and escatic sea of crowds surrounding the idol. You can click on any of the images below to see a larger view of the same:
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And these are from across the sea from Marine Drive…. the idol is outlined in red for easy identification…

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Some other beautiful Ganesh idols that we were able to view are here below. The first three are of our home idol which has been in our house for years:



Ganpati Bappa Moriya !! Puncha Varshi Laukarya !!!
May Lord Ganesh bring joy and happiness in all your lives

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