Follow-up from last month’s GMC: Ganesh Chaturthi

On Monday, while most Americans celebrated Labor Day, Hindus around the world kicked off the 10-day festival of the Ganesh Chaturthi. I thought it would be nice to share pictures of this year’s celebration, because it’s nice to be reminded that we aren’t the last Polytheists in the world. Far from it. Many modern Pagans can only dream of this kind of large, society-wide celebration, especially in most far-flung parts of the world.

I thought it would be nice to share some pictures from this years celebration of the Chaturthi. Links to the websites I found them at are below. All Hail Shri Ganesh!

 

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India Hindu Festival

A volunteer carries a clay made idol of elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesha for immersion in a pond during Ganesh Chaturthi festival celebrations in Bangalore, India, Monday, Sept. 5, 2016. The festival marks the birthday of Lord Ganesha who is widely worshiped by Hindus as the god of wisdom, prosperity and good fortune. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

India Hindu Festival

A Hindu devotee carries an idol of Ganesha for immersion in the Arabian sea on the second day of Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Mumbai, India, Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016. The ten-day festival is dedicated to the worship of elephant-headed God Ganesha. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)

India Celebrates Ganesh Chaturthi Festival

Stunning Images of Ganesh Chaturti 2016 Celebrations

Devotees bid adieu to Lord Ganesha

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