Ganesh Chaturthi, Instagrammed

I have been using Instagram a lot lately and decided to document Ganesh Charurthi using the mobile app. Although I haven’t really uploaded many photographs on my Instagram account, I think I can use the app for some mini projects in the future. The possibilities are there, I just need to doggedly pursue them. Here are some images from clicked from the cellphone only. I had clicked more images yesterday around Chowpatty, but will upload them on some other day. So here goes…
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Gauri poojan

Had been to my native place last week for the Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations. Now while Ganesh Chaturthi has been featured on this blog before, i thought of showcasing another tradition that is celebrated during the Ganpati festival. It’s called Gauri poojan. It starts on the third day of Ganesh Chaturthi and ends by the fifth day. To read about the significance of the festival read this

Back in the days, Gauri was represented by a small kalash or an image of Gauri, but nowadays you have elaborate idols made from fibre which look realistic. A walk down the Lalbaug market in Mumbai will present you with many variations of this design.

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