Celebrating Ganesh Utsav 2015!

Ganapati Bappa Morya! Mangal Moorti Morya!

Ganapati Bappa Morya! Mangal Moorti Morya!

Ganapati Bappa Morya! Mangal Moorti Morya!

For those who do not know Lord Ganesh is the Son of Lord Shiva and Mother Parvati. He is the embodiment of Wisdom and the Remover of Obstacles.

Before I continue please take the time to look at this video and sing the Sri Ganesh Chalisa also if you can!

     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObUbBZOGrmc

I am also happy to share this bhajan by Pujya Sri Swamiji Sri Ganapathy Sachidananda with you:

     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnAw2ShXcHU

Ganesh Utsav is a time many Hindus the world over look forward to! It is a period of great devotion dedicated to Lord Ganesh, or Lord Ganapati, or Lord Vinayak, or Lord Vighna Vinashak which are just some of the many names of He is called by.

In spite of my schedule for this semester with classes most nights of the week I was quite happy and grateful for the opportunity to be at the Sri Dattatreya Yoga Centre, Carapichaima on the nights when I was free and to also visit the Coromandel Shiv Mandir as they both afforded me the privilege of doing devotion with family and friends.

Here are some pictures I was able to get on the day of Visarjan (24 September 2015). I am very excited to share them with you!

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The Lord Ganesh Murti at Sri Dattatreya Yoga Centre

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The end of Lord Ganesh Puja- before Visarjan

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The Murti as it was being taken to the van!

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Can you see the light as it glows?

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Lord Surya’s Blessing is evident! Look at the Sun as it radiates in the background.

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Moments before departure for Visarjan at Orange Valley Bay!

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Quite a beautiful sight!

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A view of the sky taken at Orange Valley Bay

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A view of the boats at the Orange Valley Bay!

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The offering of the coconuts by devotees!

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Devotees look at Lord Ganapati and observe the rituals being performed.

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Lord Ganapati as He was being taken to the boat.

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Isn’t this a majestic sight on the water?

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Isn’t this another majestic sight on the water? Indeed this and the previous one are!

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Mother Ganga and Mother Lakshmi!

As this post ends enjoy this video made possible by one of Swamiji’s dearest devotees, Hanuman Hoffman,

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