Celebrations for Ganesha Chaturthi – Event Details
Bhags from Crazy Curry and Sobila who writes at Tamil Menu have requested an event for Ganesh Chaturthi also. In fact the suggestion is that we pick up a festival each month and get people to blog about it.
We couldn’t agree more – festivals are not really so much for feasting and indulgence but more for socializing and devoting time to celebrate our culture. And how can there not be an online community celebration of the birthday of a God who has such a powerful and universal appeal? Ganesha – the elephant headed god with all his various forms and distinctive iconography will surely be delighted.
Here are some guidelines:
- Post something related to the festival of Ganesha – It can be about some story on Ganesha that appealed to you. It can be about how you celebrate the Ganesh or Vinayaga Chaturthi. It can be treasured memory of the festival Or it can be a special neivedyam or recipes you prepare for the Elephant God.
- Email me at email@example.com following details on or before
20th September27th September.:
- title of your entry
- your name
- your blog name
- permalink of post
- In your post, please include a link back to this event post to complete the circle.
- The deadline for the entries is
September20th27th September 2007. You can send more than one entry also. Please send pictures where ever possible.
Ganesha Puja Procedure
Some visitors wanted to know the details of the Ganesh puja procedure. The Idol is installed in the Puja room or a special mantap decorated for the purpose. The puja begins with Invocation of Lord Ganesha( Avahanam). Ganapathi ashtotaram (108 names) is the usual mantra for the Archanai. Even 1008 names ( Sahasranaamam) can be chanted for the puja. Neivedyam or offerring is always a variety of Kozhukattais!
If you have come here looking for kozhukattai recipes click here.