Since staying in Maharasthra, I have found Ganesh Chaturthi and the subsequent Visarjan quite a huge celebration. Off course, comparing the likes of Laalbaagcha Raja or Chinchpoklicha Chintamani is not justified, but here in Vadodara, the celebrations are vibrant and filled with enthusiasm.
This time, I had the opportunity to cover a part of the visarjan at the Gotri lake at Gotri.
I loved the way each idol would be loaded on the platform and taken to the middle of the lake and then ceremoniously dunked in the water. This ensures a better immersion and hence a more complete dissolution of the idol. Let’s have a look.
I hear that the Sur Sagar lake hosts much bigger idols and draws a bigger crowd, hope to cover it next year.
The Mumbai Visarjan post can be found here.
Until next time,