Last year I blogged about making of Ganesha idols, so this year it’s about the finished product i.e. actual Ganeshas.
These are photographs clicked by me during the recently concluded Ganesha Festival – celebrated majorly in Mumbai and Pune. All pictures are in random orders, from day one till the immersion procession.
Hope you all like it!!
These are some snapshots taken while travelling in and around Solapur – the city located in south-western Maharashtra.
On the way to Solapur City:
The Solapur Fort as seen from across the lake:
The temple town of Ganagapur:
Various saints and the God himself, carved on the Ganagapur Temple:
A giant statue of God Hanuman on the outskirts of Ganagapur:
To fulfil a wish, there is a tradition to tie a thread around the sacred tree:
Sunset clicked on the way to Akkalkot:
The sacred necklaces to be worn during the puja ceremony at Tulajapur:
The main gate to Tulajapur Temple:
The inside of another gate at Tuljapur temple:
The main temple at Tuljapur:
People and prayers at Tuljapur:
The lakeside compound of Shri Siddheshwar Temple:
There are two famous museums in Mumbai and I decided to tour the less famous of the two. Dr. Bhau Daji Lad or Mumbai City Museum as its known is situated at the entrance to the city zoo.
It has recently been refurbished and restored to its former glory. Here are few glimpses from inside this treasure trove.