Thursday, September 11, 2008

Ganpati visarjan

A small Ganesh idol being taken for Visarjan (immersion). The idol is kept for a day, 3days, 5days, 7days or 10days depending on an individual's choice and financial background. The community (sarvajanik) idols are big and kept for a week to ten days. The bigger idols will be immersed on Sunday the 14sep08. Will endeavour to take pictures of that and post on monday. 

10 comments:

  1. voilà le moment où l'idole passe de la terre a l'eau, superbe. On attend le 14 pour le grand final

    This is the moment where the idol from the earth's water, beautiful. It is expected the 14 for the grand finale

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  2. nice to see a beach used for such purposes

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  3. How nice to be learning about this celebration and following along in your photos. Look forward to the weekend shot.

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  4. Hmmm… would you mind explaining why the idols have to be immersed? I find it fascinating and would like to understand more. Thank you for sharing Ganesh's feast with us.

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  5. @hilda .. the idols are immersed in any body of water as the idols were originally made of clay hence like "dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return." so clay into clay.

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  6. Strange and at the same time beautiful ceremony... is there a reason why they go in 3 people...

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  7. @tr3nta... no particular reason why 3 of them are there. probably all 3 are friends!

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  8. You have the most interesting blog allowing me to see another culture. Thank you so much

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  9. You have the most interesting blog allowing me to see another culture. Thank you so much

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