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Ganesh Chaturthi

ganesh Error Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated with great devotion all over India. People bring home murtis (Idols) of Lord Ganesha and celebrate the festival by worshiping the Lord in a special way for a day and a half, 5 days, 7 days or 11 days depending on the family tradition and commitment of each individual. On the last day of worship the idol is taken out in a colourful and musical procession to be immersed traditionally at a beach. This is one of the most popular festivals in the Country. There are several reasons for this. Ganpati is after all a popular God. His blessings are invoked at most religious ceremonies as He is the one who can remove all obstacles to success. He is the giver of fortune and can help to avoid natural calamities. Ganpati, the god of wisdom and the benevolent deity of the dynasty of Peshwas who ruled Maharashtra inculcating a special culture in the state. Ganpati is the herald of auspicious beginnings and is the beloved deity of all. And, of course, he is very cute!<

Ganesh Chaturthi Celebrations 2016

Ganesh ji ka roop nirala hain,

Chehra bhi kitna bhola bhala hain

Jise bhi aati hain koyi musibat

Use inhi ne toh sambhala hain

Now in its 8th year, based on the enjoyment and success of Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations, we will once again celebrate this event, but in a much bigger and more vibrant fashion. Lovely food, wonderful Bhajans, musical entertainment and the very popular Visarjan ceremony at Portishead Marina will all feature as part of this year’s celebrations. Bharti Kathrecha has volunteered to take the lead in organising this year’s event, which will take place between 5th September and 11th September. Please see the enclosed programme of events for further details. If you would like to be the Main Yajman for this 7-day event, please contact Bharti. Any Volunteers will be most welcome. If you would like to get involved in supporting any part of this event, please contact Bharti.

May Lord Ganesha give you

A rainbow for every storm;

A smile for every tear;

A promise for every care;

And an answer to every prayer!

May Lord Ganesha fulfill all your dreams and wishes

Wishing you happiness as big as Ganesha’s appetite

Life as long as his trunk

Troubles as small as his mouse

And moments as sweet as his laddus

Sending you wishes on Ganesh Chaturthi

At Ganesh Chaturthi, hoping this Ganesh Chaturthi will be the start of a year that brings you all the happiness. Jai Ganesha

Please come and join in the celebrations and make this a successful event for all to enjoy.

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Why not come in for a guided tour to look around the Temple and learn about many Hindu Gods/Deities? The Panditji (our priest) will be glad to show you around during the opening hours. Students are very welcome. The temple is open for school visits on weekdays between by prior appointment.