Ganesha Ganesha everywhere – that ws the scene on the 3rd of Sep. 2009 here in Hyderabad which is now my home away from home! Ganesh Nimajjan in Hyderabad is one of the many things for which I wil surely miss this lovely city when we get back to pavilion 😐

I know am late, but this is something I just can’t miss sharing with u people!

The grandeur, the spirit of the people, the magnanimousness of the procession, the elaborate arrangements all make the whole affair a life-time memory!Β  Add to it the variety of Ganesha idols! If u really want to see the best in innovation, this is where u hv got to be! Splendid I tell ya!

And all this happening nr the Hussain Sagar Lake, which is one of the most beautiful spots in Hyderabad!

A visual extravaganza combined with environmental awareness with people resorting to lead-free paints and other eco-friendly products made the celebrations worth-while!

N here are a few pictures from the evening! We spent almost 6-7 hrs there but never realized till we got back home and the clock struck 12! Absolute Bliss! Su hd a gr8 time getting onto all the trucks to take the pics. Well, they all thought we are representing some news paper, what with the SLR in Su’s hand! The notepad and pen I had to note down a few details only added to the same πŸ˜‰ Which paper? Ad agency πŸ˜› We heard such qs all along. The best thing ws people were so busy posing for us that we could hardly see the idol most of the times. The young boys trying to sit on Ganesha’s lap. a few men who would put their hand around Ganesha like dosts posing for a pic, it ws an awesome experience!

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Teddy-bear Ganesha :)
Teddy-bear Ganesha πŸ™‚

The one on the left in the below pic they told us is completely made from invitation cards! Put to best use isn’t it? We so want to try something different like this the next time!

Home-made!
Home-made!

Faith is all that counts!

Its a bigggg truck u arrange for me

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Or am given a ride on top of the car

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Seated on ur lap inside one

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Or leading ur way from the front

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I njoy the auto-trailer ride too!

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As simple as this one too!

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Well, Hyderabad is also home to the tallest Ganesha idol in India during Ganesha festival every year! Planning goes on for months together to decide on a theme! The mammoth 45-ft idol this year stood in the form of Matsya [fish]. The theme was water this time around in order to appease the rain gods!Β  N yes, this idol also spreads awareness as it is completely made of eco-friendly materials and Nerolac lead-free paints added to its richness!

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U can see the Ganesha idols of the previous years here.

All in all, a day well spent!

And a lesson I have well learnt is when we Learn to Love, we will definitely Learn to Live! Its obvious that we miss Bengaluru, but we now love Hyderabad so much for what it is that we are enjoying our life to the fullest here!

Ganapati Bappa Morya πŸ™‚

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.- Reinhold Niebuhr quotes

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