Thousands of life-sized Ganesha idols are installed in magnificent pandals across the country and millions of people flock to these pandals to enjoy the pomp surrounding the celebrations. On the tenth day of the festival, the beautifully-decorated idol is carried by people in a public procession and immersed in a river or the sea.
While Ganesh utsav is celebrated with extraordinary passion across India, the excitement levels in some cities remain unmatched. Let’s take a brief tour of the places that you must visit if you wish to experience the ultimate festive spirit on the occasion.
Mumbai turns into a grand spectacle during Ganesh Chaturthi. The whole city gets charged up as drum beats, peppy devotional songs and dances take over the routine lives of Mumbaikars. You must visit Goud Saraswat Brahmin (GSB) Samiti Mandal in Wadala to view the most crowd-attracting Ganesha in Mumbai. Also, don’t forget to visit Lalbaugcha Raja to get a glimpse of one of the most beautiful idols of Lord Ganesha
We know that the festival is celebrated cross India, but the grandeur one witnesses in the city of Pune is incomparable. The celebrations start with the establishment of life-sized idols of Lord Ganesha on the very first day of the festival. Kasba Ganpati, Guruji Talim, Kesariwada Ganpati and Tulsi Baug Ganpati are among the most popular Lord Ganesh idols in the entire city. The Dagdusheth Halwai Ganpati mandal is also famous for creating the replicas of many well-known temples in the country. Being the ‘cultural capital of India’ the city mainly emphasizes on the art, tradition, custom and culture during the festival.
Dubbed as ‘Chavath’ in Konkani, the festival is considered very important in every Goan city and village. Marcela village is popular for having a large number of Hindu temples. Talented artists from the village use cane, coconut and bamboo to create beautiful idols of the deity, which remains a highlight of the celebrations in the village. Huge idols of Lord Ganesha are decorated and installed in different parts of the state. Mapusa, known for temples at Ganeshpuri and Khandola, also witnesses massive celebrations that attract people from various parts of the country.
The beautiful city of Trivandrum has been lauded for its eco-friendly Ganesha idols that are made of clay and milk. The procession that starts from the Ganapati Temple and progresses towards Shanghumukham Beach will definitely leave you awestruck. Hundreds of local artists and dancers showcase electrifying dance performances as the procession moves forward.
If you’re an avid traveller who’s looking to witness different hues of Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations across the country, pick up your bags and get set to experience the ultimate fun. The best way to do it would be renting a Myles car based on your requirements and taking a long road trip to the mentioned cities. Apart from being a cost-effective solution, renting a car will also let you have the opportunity to explore the beautiful roads that lead to these cities. Book a Myles car today and get ready for a mesmerizing travel experience.