Saturday, October 6, 2012

Ganesh Chaturthi Observations #2

As part of the Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations here in Mumbai, in addition to the family and group Ganapati figures that people bring to their houses and offices for a few days before the immersion ceremonies, there are competitions to see which group can create the best Ganapati Mandel decoration.  We had the opportunity to go down to an area with the city of Mumbai, where there were a number of them set up for people to walk around and view. Most were very elaborate and complicated works, sponsored by some group or company competing for prizes.  Here's some Pics:
A Large Ganesha with folks lined up to walk by.

Up close - pretty impressive size.

This one was made completely from dice and other game pieces.

Lots of variety - there was even a "Bollywood" one with "six-pack" abs from his workout.

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