Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Ganesh Chaturthi in Goa


Ganesh Chaturthi or Chovath as we know it is here. It is an occasion of fin and frolic and most importantly a time for reunion of family and friends. Ganesh Chaturthi falls on the 4th day of the bright fortnight of Bhadrapada (August-September) and is celebrated over a range of days spread from 1 ½, 5, 7, 9, 11 or 21 days. The immersion on the day of Anant Chaturdashi marks the end of the festival. 

In goa , lord Ganesha is worshipped in almost all houses as well as in certain communities as a sharvajanik Ganapati where idols of Lord Ganesha are installed in heavily decorated pandals by various merchant associations ,societies or associations in all goan cities.

Marcela Village near Ponda is known to celebrate Chaturthi in its own special ways with local artisans coming up with innovative idols. In the past there have been idols made of arecanut and coconut.

Ganesh Idols and Pandals around Margao 
Near Pandava Chapel - Aquem 

Krishna Temple Ganapati - Margao


Coming Soon – More Photos around other cities of Goa

Common Names of Lord Ganesha
Dhoomraketu
Ekadantha
Gajakarnaka
Gajanana
Ganadhyaksha
Heramba
Kapila
Lambodara
Maha-Ganapathi.
Phalachandra
Siddhivinayaka
Skandapurvaja
Sumukha
Surpakarna
Vakratunda
Vignaraja
Vigneshwara
Vinayaka