03 September 2008


Today is Ganesh Chaturthi and it gives me such nostalgic memories of the Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations in Mumbai where I was born and brought up. The pandals, the huge Ganpati idols, the small ones, the elaborate themes, decorations and imagine all these for 10 days. We wake up early in the morning with the music blaring out of the loudspeakers from the pandals of the Sarvajanik Ganpati Mandals. The music that we used to hear was mostly Lata Mangeshkar's (The nightingale of India's) voice singing aarti and other bhajans in Marathi for Lord Ganesha. Listening to these bhajans immediately transfers me to my childhood days. No matter how many people sing these, it cant feel as good as listening to Lata Mangeshkar singing it.
You can listen to the aarti here,


Purnima said...

Sukanya, Happy Chaturthi to you as well!! Thks for visiting!! U hv a lovely blog!

Suma Rajesh said...

i just love this song..