Sunday, September 14, 2008

Ganesh Chaturthi

We're still in the "Mumbai for Beginners" stage so aren't going this year but today marks the 11th and final day of Ganesh Chaturthi, a local festival honoring the god Ganesh. Families and communities worship large Ganesh statues made of plaster and then take them down to Chowpatty beach, along with about 3 million other Mumbaikers, and immerse them in the ocean.

Our neighborhood Ganesh was getting ready to set off for the beach so Liam and I headed out to see the excitment. Unfortunately, it was all a bit to much for him with the firecrakers and smoke, but it was very cool and I think we'll have to make the trip to the beach next year.

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