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Guided Walking Experience: Exploring Ganesha Chaturthi Festival

Hosted by the Consul of the Mumbai Out & About Group
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Took place 1 week 6 days ago
Tue 19 Sep 16:30 - 21:30

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Ganesha Chaturthi is an important Hindu festival celebrating the birth of Lord Ganesha, who has an elephant head and is known for wisdom, prosperity, and new beginnings. The festival lasts for about 10 days, and the first day is especially significant.

On the first day, people put up Ganesha statues in their homes, temples, and public spots. People get ready for this day by cleaning and decorating their places, creating a special setup to welcome Lord Ganesha. He's worshipped for helping with challenges and bringing good luck.

Local communities compete to create the most impressive Ganesha statue, sometimes as tall as 25 feet. Mumbai has a big Ganesha Festival starting on September 19th, with statues paraded around the city. We'll visit a couple of areas in South Mumbai and then have dinner at a lively spot.

Make sure to bring your camera or phone because you'll see colorful sights that only happen once a year here.