Ganesh Chaturthi

Today is is Ganesh Chaturthi, the festival that celebrates the birthday of the elephant-head God Ganesh. I knew this because I was woken up to the sound of crazy drum beats. After going downstairs I soon saw what was going on. The boys played the drums while the men carried in the Ganesh statue.

After the drum beats finished, everyone went inside for the puja (ceremony). Fragrant incense filled the room as the ceremony began. one of the ladies prepared an offering to the gods.

Puja Prep

 

After everything was set, everyone sang along with the holy man.

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