Today starts the celebration of the 10 day festivities of Ganesh Chaturthi which is celebrated with pomp and zest all across the state of Maharashta in India. Back in Tamil Nadu, it it is a single day affair, with preparation of Modak (a steamed sweet dumpling made with rice flour skin with coconut and jaggery filling). The festival was first started as a congregated event by Lokmanya Tilak in for legally public gatherings in the Pre-Independence era as the Brits had banned public meetings. Through the course of these days, I will try to share with you stories of Ganesha that I grew up with, thanks to my aunt, mom, granny and a lot of handy literature at my disposal. Hope you enjoy these ten days just as much as I do! Ganpati Bappa Moriya!
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I look forward to your stories, Ganesha is a fascinating figure —
Fingers cross Judith…hope i can keep up the pace 🙂
hi kamakshi… excited to see what your going to come up with in these ten days.. love your blog… its like a beautiful snapshots of your life … thx for sharing with us 🙂
Glad you like it mugill, fingers crossed that i can manage to deliver what i promised!