Ganesh Chaturthi greetings. After many years, I find myself in Mumbai during Ganesh puja. It appears very subdued — understandably so. In the normal course, I usually visit India twice a year. But this time I am back in India after a bit over two years. Nothing much appears to have changed in Mumbai — … Continue reading “AMA – the Ganesh Chaturthi edition”
So Sri Ganesh is back in town. वक्रतुण्ड महाकाय सूर्यकोटि समप्रभ । निर्विघ्नं कुरु मे देव सर्वकार्येषु सर्वदा ॥ Vakratunda Mahakaya Suryakoti Samaprabha | Nirvighnam Kuru Me Deva Sarva-Karyesu Sarvada || Translated, the prayer to Ganesh says: [One with the] curved trunk, immense body, and the splendor of a million suns; O Deva, remove all obstacles from my path, and always bless all my undertakings. … Continue reading “Ganesh Chaturthi Greetings”
This year Ganapati puja is early. Today is Ganesh chaturthi.
After quite a few years, I find myself in India on Ganesh Chaturthi. At my friend’s place in Mumbai where I am staying, today (Thursday 13th Sept) we had Ganesh puja in the morning. There’s Shri Ganesh and of course his favorite modaks (left foreground). I have some videos too which I will upload to … Continue reading “Ganesh Chaturthi Greetings”
श्री वक्रतुण्ड महाकाय सूर्य कोटी समप्रभा निर्विघ्नं कुरु मे देव सर्व-कार्येशु सर्वदा॥ Shree Vakratunda Mahakaya Suryakoti Samaprabha Nirvighnam KuruMe Deva Sarva-Kaaryeshu Sarvada॥ “O one with the curved trunk and immense body, one with the brilliance of ten million suns, please do remove obstacles to all my actions always.” The translation lacks the poetry of the … Continue reading “Sri Ganesh Chaturthi Greetings”
Ganesh, the Lord of Beginnings, the Remover of Obstacles is without doubt the coolest of gods. He goes places. Here’s him in the home of Molly and Prashant and their children Ria and Joydeep in Chicago. I stopped here on my way from the East coast to San Jose.
Wanted to wish you all a quick happy Ganesh Chaturthi. I have to run for a talk at the Center for Civil Society in New Delhi right now but later in the day I will do my traditional post on Ganesh. See Ganesh in Ireland for now.
Greetings from Pune on this Ganesh Chaturthi.
It’s that time of the year again when he with the curved elephant’s trunk, of enormous body, with the brilliance of a ten million suns, the remover of obstacles, etc., visits our homes. Here are a couple of songs to welcome him.