Tuesday, September 9, 2014

How Ganesha has become a symbol of Samarasata in Chennai.


Hindus of Chennai, particularly in Triplicane adjoin the sea shore, have taken to Ganesh Utsav in a big way.  Over 508 lady citizens of the locality carrying ‘deep’ (oil-lamp) stood by on both sides of the road to welcome huge Ganesha idols which were being brought in order to be installed in a public place.  All the ten days preceding visarjan were thematic ‘days’ highlighting various aspects of Hindu culture like dance, bhajan, rangoli etc. Also each section of Hindu society including the fisher-folk took enthusiastic part in the festival by cooking the ritualistic Pongal on the main road.  The road of the fisher-folk in visarjan procession is crucial in that, only after their clearance the procession starts towards the sea.  


 

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