Ganpati Bappa is back!
Ganpati is here! TV actors tell us what they love about Lord Ganesha and how they wish to celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi.
Thanks to my husband, this will be the 3rd year that we have Bappa coming home. We keep him for only one and a half days and since our entire family thinks a lot about nature, we have only got and will only get eco-friendly Ganesha. I guess getting him home has been a start for us to get more spiritual and connected to the supreme being. The aarti gets a vibration in our home that we haven’t experienced before. It’s a feeling of content. In fact, my son cried the first year when we had to do visarjan. Last year, not only him but all of us were teary-eyed too. But then, we start looking forward to the coming year when we do the visarjan.
I have immense faith in Bappa and love to visit various pandals every year. It is one festival I like to stay in the city and absorb all the culture in. The concept of Sarvajanik Ganesh Utsav created by Lokmanya Tilak is etched in my mind and I like to promote it in the same way. We all, as a community, come close and help each other with the blessings of the almighty. My friends, visit me and we share some precious moments under the gaze of Bappa. I always choose the eco-friendly Ganpati for my home. I think if we all do this together then we can make sure that our future generations will also have the right opportunity to celebrate this festival as we did.
Ganesh Chaturthi is one of the biggest festivals in India, especially in Mumbai. Mumbai looks totally different during the festival. My plan for this year is to spend this festival with my friends. Most of my friends are keeping Ganpati at their home. So, I’ll visit them. We also have plans to have lunch and dinner at my friend’s place. So that’s all that I have planned as of now. Rest I’m looking forward to a great festive season. I request all my fans and loved ones who are keeping Ganpati, to use eco-friendly idols and make this festival even more beautiful for us and for our environment as well. I wish everyone a very happy festive season.
I have been celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi for 8 years now and it feels really good. The motive of the festival is to come together and share happiness, that’s what Ganpatiji wants. We should be responsible enough and get eco-friendly Ganpati. Therefore, we should try not to pollute the water. We respect and love Lord Ganpati but in another way we disrespect nature by polluting it. So, I feel we should be a bit more responsible and we have to make sure that we celebrate and enjoy a lot but we take care and not pollute water. I celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi in such a way that, whenever there is a visarjan happening and I see the idols passing by, I love watching it. The last day of Ganesh Chaturthi is the best when we see people dancing with happiness. It’s a very good environment, it gets positive energy in me.
I will be visiting a few friends for Ganpati. Since the time I came to Bombay, I have been seeing Ganpati Bappa. I love the vibes and atmosphere in the city and like to be part of the celebration. I also like to visit Lalbaug Ka Raja and I also love eating modak.
I have been getting Ganpati Bappa for many years but this year is very special as it will be my first Ganesh Chaturthi post marriage. I go and get Ganpati personally and this time Ripci is helping me. Ganpati celebration is a permanent thing in my life.
Seven years ago, I had kept Ganpati at home for the first time and did so every year. Now, after two years break, I am getting Ganpati this year again. I am getting an eco-friendly Ganesha and will be decorating it with a variety of flowers. Ganpati is my friend and his blessings have been with me forever. My family will also join in the celebrations.
I have been getting Ganpati home for a long time. Ganpati festivities are a way of life. My son, Ayaan feels very happy and helps in decoration too. I can’t think a life without Ganpati’s blessing. I feel Ganpati Bappa has blessed me with a balance in personal and professional life.