Ganesha is the Lord of Wisdom, the remover of obstacles and carries an amicable grace with his elephant-headed features. Birthday Celebrations for Lord Ganesha (Ganesh Chathurthi / Ganeshtosav) is a festival celebrated across many Nations and people of all religions with great zeal, as he appeals as an unanimously favourite deity. Gowri Ganesha Habba in Karnataka glorifies Maa Gowri (Goddess Shakthi) and her son Ganesha.
Lord Ganesha symbolises – Huge Ears (Listen more), Small Eyes (Concentrate), Tiny Mouth (Talk Less) and Big Belly (Digest good & bad of a performance Equally) – Which are some of the qualities every event attendee should possess.
EventsHigh picks Top 5 ways to Celebrate & be blessed by the God of All things.
1) Make an Eco-Friendly Ganesha to take Home
The plaster-of-paris Ganesha idols are colourful & cheap but pollute the rivers. The Eco-friendly Ganesha idols are those that are made of clay, natural fibres, paper and other biodegradable materials.
Clay Modelling – Make Your Own Ganesha In the old days, festivals were all about the community celebrating together and families getting together to make their own idols from a single ball of clay. This Ganesh Habba, get back to the basics and make your own eco-friendly, completely biodegradable Ganesha, using simple molds, basic tools, and your personal touch. Visit Clay Station’s Pottery Studio to create your very own natural clay Ganesha idol, which you can carry back home. Sat, 12 Sep 2015 Till 16 Sep 3:00 PM | Clay Station.
2) Attend a Flea Market Flea Markets promote upcycling, eco-friendly and green conscious products.
Flea Market Biggest flea market event which celebrates the Ganesh Festival. Lots of fun and products to look forward. Sat, 12 Sep 2015 Till 13 Sep. 10:00 AM | Forum Value Mall.
Flea Market 2015 Exclusive Flea Market on the occasion of Ganeshotsav Sat, 19 Sep 2015 Till 20 Sep. 11:00 AM | Prestige Shantiniketan.
Green Ganesh Flea Market The Inorbit Green Ganesh Festival flea market aims at creating social consciousness towards making the festival, ecologically sound and fun at the same time. Choose the best Pooja material, indulge in lip-smacking festive sweets and traditional apparel. A special Ganesha idol making and pottery workshop will be held for the young ones. And an Indian classical music performance by Vimshi Academy at 6 PM. Sat, 12 Sep 2015 Till 13 Sep. 10:00 AM | Inorbit Mall.
3) Take a cultural journey that culminates with a Visarjan
The 53rd Bengaluru Ganesh Utsava (BGU) upholds the rich tradition of culture and heritage that is India, through magnificent presentations of music, dance, drama and art by some of the finest artists of the country. The Bengaluru Ganesh Utsava, which has been organized by Shree Vidyaranya Yuvaka Sangha for close to 5 decades, is a major cultural festival of South Bangalore. Adding to the euphoria is the free entry for all that welcomes audiences to be a part of this cultural festival. September 17-27, APS College Grounds, Basavanagudi.
78th Sree Ganapathy Celebrations – 2015 Sree Ramaseva Mandali Ganapathy Prathishtapana and Pooja on 17th September 2015. Ganapathy Visarjana on 27th September 2015. Concert by Saketharaman & Party. 17th-27th September | Chamrajpet.
4) Make Ganesha yours on a wall-art, conch or t-shirt
Celebrating Ganesha with EKA is Eka’s acclaimed annual tribute to the God of All Things. Now in its 16th year, Eka’s “Celebrating Ganesha” Festival has grown to become an eagerly anticipated event in the city, drawing thousands of both collectors and devotees. Truly a must visit event whether you are a collector a devotee or just want to immerse yourself in the amazing display of creativity around Lord Ganesha. Sat, 12 Sep 2015 Till Sun 20 Sep. 11:00 AM , At various Eka Locations.
5)Sri Vinayaka Mithra Mandali 108 Ganeshotsav steps into their 19th year with a 3 day celebration with Musical program, Comedy show and Annadhana. Fri, 25 Sep 2015 till Sun Sep 27 | DVG Road, Gandhi Bazaar.
Ganapathi Bappa Moriya- Mangal Murti Morya!
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