The vibrant art of Ahmedabad’s Gulbai Tekra aka Hollywood Basti – Ganesh Chaturthi Special.

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Ganesh Chaturthi (Vinayaka Chaturthi or Vinayaka Chavithiis or Ganeshotsav). is a most awaited ten-days Hindu festival which is celebrated as the birthday of Lord Ganesha, the elephant-headed and younger son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati (widely known as Ganpati Bappa or Vinayaka). According to Hindu Mythology, Ganesha is known by 108 different names. Hindus worship Lord Ganesha before performing any rituals. Based on one of the legends, Lord Ganesha appeared even before the creation of nature and consciousness. This is one of the reason to be believed why Lord Ganesha is worshiped before beginning any task. Ganesha Chaturthi was first has been publicly celebrated in Pune since the era of Shivaji (1630–1680, founder of the Maratha Empire).  Continue reading “The vibrant art of Ahmedabad’s Gulbai Tekra aka Hollywood Basti – Ganesh Chaturthi Special.”

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