Photo of the Week: Ganesh Chaturthi

Ganesh Chaturthi in Mumbai, India

Ganesh Chaturthi in Mumbai, India

Happy birthday Ganesh!

Ganesh Chaturthi takes place every year in late August or early September. It is the birthday of the popular Hindu elephant-headed god, son of Shiva and Parvati. This festival is celebrated all over India, but especially so in Mumbai where grand processions bear huge idols to the sea for immersion. Ganesh is the bestower of luck, the remover of obstacles and the god of safe travels. I always carry a small Ganesh charm with me while I travel in India.

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2 Responses to Photo of the Week: Ganesh Chaturthi

  1. Andi September 18, 2010 at 2:03 pm #

    I LOVE this photo!!!

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