Wednesday, August 23, 2017

In awe


Watching the mega Ganapati idol being carted from the workshop in Parel.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Gauri - Ganesha's mother


Idols of Gauri - Ganesha's mother and the associated bling sold on the street in Lalbagh.

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Monday, August 21, 2017

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Inside Outside


People waiting outside the gates of the Khatu Ganesha workshop, Parel, to get a glimpse of the huge Ganesha idols being rolled out to the Pandals in different parts of the city.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Twilight


The evening sky in Bandra east yesterday.

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Dahi Handi

Dahi Handi is a festive event and a team sport during the Hindu festival of Gokulashtami, which is also known as Krishna Janmashtami in celebration of the birth of Krishna.
It is celebrated the day after Krishna Janmashtami and it involves communities hanging an earthen pot filled with dahi (yoghurt) at a convenient height for teams of young boys/girls to make a human pyramid and attempt to reach or break the pot. As they do so, spectators sing and cheer them on. It is an event with media attendance, prize money and commercial sponsorships.
A participant in this festival is called a Govinda and it is very popular in the state of Maharashtra, especially in the city of Mumbai.
It was celebrated yesterday in Mumbai with great fervour as you can see in the pictures below.


The Captain gauging the height for number of tiers in pyramid to be formed.


The 2nd tier


The 3rd tier


The 4th tier


The 5th and final bursts the pot


And they all come down!