Ganesh Chaturthi is very popular all over the country, especially in the state of Maharashtra. The freedom fighter Bal Gangadhar Tilak started the practice of taking out processions in a bid to spread his political messages as the British would not ban a religious event. All over the country, idols of Ganesh are installed. At the end of a stipulated number of days, the idols are immersed in water after being taken out in a procession. Thus, the entire festival is one of immense joy, devotion and most of the time, plain fun!
The uni is closed for the festival today. Usually, it is normal practice for children who live outside to go home, the entire family gets together. But since it is the middle of the week, I could not cut classes. Instead, my parents are coming over with all the festival sweets. A feast awaits me! Yummmm!!!
Happy Ganesh Chaturthi to all of you!