Friday, September 22, 2023

End of day

The bird bids goodbye and follows the sun to return early tomorrow morning.

Linking to Skywatch Friday 

Thursday, September 21, 2023

Idol transport

The truck carrying the large community Ganesha idol bears the banner proclaiming the organisation organising the celebrations - Gandhi Nagar Ganesh Mandal, in Bandra.

Linking to Tom's Signs2

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Ganesh Chaturthi

Yesterday was the 1st day of Ganesh Chaturthi, a Hindu festival that can last upto 10 days. People can have a community idol for celebration like the one above or get a small one to celebrate at home. You may celebrate it for a day or 3/5/710 days depending on your convenience/affordability/ability 😊

The festival is observed with great enthusiasm in many parts of India, especially in the states of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka, and Andhra Pradesh.

The festival typically lasts for 10 days, with the grand culmination on Anant Chaturdashi. On this day, the Ganesha idols are taken in processions to be immersed in rivers, lakes, or the sea. This ritual is known as "Ganesh Visarjan." It symbolizes the temporary nature of life and Ganesha's return to his celestial abode.

Many communities come together to organize public celebrations, erecting large pandals with massive Ganesha idols. These communal celebrations foster a sense of unity and devotion.


Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Sleeping autorickshaws

An early morning street sight in Bandra. 

Linking to a blog hop here 

Monday, September 18, 2023

Oh deer!

A beautiful mural of a deer looking startled at all the traffic in Andheri. Mural sponsored by BMC.

Linking to Monday murals  

Saturday, September 16, 2023

Berry feast

The fruit bat doing a happy dance looking at the berry feast on the banyan tree.

Linking to Saturday's critters