And so we bade farewell to our Lord Ganesha.
The Elephant God was worshipped for ten days amidst fanfare and now it was time to say goodbye.
Reverberating “Ganapati Bappa Morya ! Pudchya Varshi Laukar Yaa!”, requesting Him to come fast next year, people carried Him to the respective immersion place, whether it was a small pond or a lake or the Arabian sea !
They carried Him on their heads, in their laps or in large trucks, the spirit of this festival remained high. It didn’t make any difference whether they were just two or a large group; whether they were Hindu, Muslim or Sikhs. Everybody rejoiced.
I have tried to catch the mood in my camera. There are many, many photos which I’ll upload soon in my photo gallery.
Till then here are some glimpses.
Isn’t mine better than yours ?
It is the thought that matters, not the size.
Forget the large trucks, an auto is big enough for our Lord. Just two of them came with their God.
Some travelled in a cab’s boot..
We should send Him happily.
Dancing in galore…
… On the beats of the drums..
With Pooja thali, waiting for their turn to do a last pooja.
After Pooja & Aarti… Eyes on the Lord while He is being taken to the waters for immersion.
Last glimpse of Lord Ganesha. Small or big… destination is the same.
One of the divers who haggled for more money.
Manel & his friend from Catalonia, shooting for their documentary.
And so we bid goodbye…
Let the world show off, this is my style to quietly bid farewell to my Lord.
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