Saturday, August 22, 2009


Wish you a Very Happy Birthday, Ganpati Bappa!

Ganesh Chaturthi is one of the most important festivals in our country and is celebrated by one and all. In Mumbai, especially, this is a time for grand celebrations. I wish one and all a very happy Vinayaka Chaturthi.

I cannot but mention the importance of keeping our environment safe. I sincerely pray to Lord Vignaraja to make everyone aware of using materials that are difficult for the earth to digest. This creates a lot of pollution and also a gigantic problem for the people as well as the creatures living in the waterbodies where the Ekadanta idols are immersed.

It is also sad to see the huge idols of Balachandra that were worshipped with great pomp and ceremony, lying on the shores with parts of the bodies broken or smashed. Is there a need for using such humongous Sriganesha idols that the sea is not able to digest? Is that the only way that God will pour grace on one?

Time to put your thinking caps on!

Have a great day and a wonderful feast in the name of Ganaraya! May Vigneshwara bless the lot of us!


  1. yes, hope people go back to the old days of Ganapathy idols made of clay and no chemical paints!