Ganpati Bappa Morya!!!

Ganeshotsav 2012


Ganapati Bappa is one of the most respected and loved God in Hindu families. North or South; East or West, he is worshipped everywhere. He is worshipped before any rituals or ceremonies. There are lot of mythological stories about this God; right from his birth, death and re-birth as an elepant God; Gajanan!

He is known as "remover of obstacles" (Vighneshwar). He is known as the one with one tusk (Ekdanta). He is referred to as the one with pot-belly (heramb, lambodar).

Lord Ganesha is a popular figure in Indian art. Representations of Ganesha show wide variations and distinct patterns changing over time. He may be portrayed standing, dancing, heroically taking action against demons, playing with his family as a boy, sitting down or on an elevated seat, or engaging in a range of contemporary situations.

Lord Ganesha is characterized with his favorite, the mouse and ladoos/modaks. He is further characterized by infinite stories and shlokas about him.

Ganpati is celebrated all across India; especially the state of Maharashtra for 10 days; from Ganesh Chaturthi till Anant Chaturdashi. Lokmanya Tilak transformed this annual Ganesha festival from private family celebrations into a grand public event. He did so "to bridge the gap between the Brahmins and the non-Brahmins and find an appropriate context in which to build a new grassroots unity between them" in his nationalistic strivings against the British


DVMMM would celebrate the festival as per yearly rituals.

The details are as below:


Venue: Delware Hindu Temple, Wedding Hall. View map

Wednesday, September 19th
8:00am: Suprabhatam
9:00am: Ganesha homam
9:30am: Siva abhishekam
12:00 noon: Arti,mantrapushpam
5:30pm: Vedaparayanam (Rigvedam)
5:45pm: Ganesha abhishekam with 108 kalasam
6:30pm: Ganesha Shobha yatra (please bring pheta, lejhim, jhanjha and other material as appropriate).
7:00pm: Ganesha stapana
7:05pm: Ganesha sit down pooja with story (Samir & Yukta will read Ganpati story)
Ganesha Archanas will be performed in batches in the main Temple.
8:30pm: Ganesha pancha arti (Aarti list is available here)
8:40pm: Arti, chamara seva, sayana ganam
Ganesha birth story in English is read by DVMMM children. Please make sure thy practice.
Thursday, September 20th
 7:30pm: Aarti, Haar, Prasad
Friday, September 21st
 7:30pm: Aarti, Haar, Prasad
Saturday, September 22nd
 7:30pm: Aarti, Haar, Prasad
Sunday, September 23rd (DVMMM cultural event & visarjan)
Last date for RSVP is September 16th 2012.

11:30am to 1:00pm: Lunch
 1:00pm to 3:00pm: Local Talent Show
3:00pm to 3:30pm: Tea Break
3:30pm to 5:00pm: Pt. Upendra Bhat's program. Click here to know more.
6:30pm: Temple Aarti & visarjan
Fees for Sunday September 23rd program (all inclusive - lunch, DVMMM local talent & Pt. Upendra Bhat's recital) is as follows:  
Members with RSVP (19 years and above) $ 15.00
Children (5 - 18 years) $ 7.00
Members without RSVP (19 years and above) $ 20.00
Non Members with RSVP (19 years and above) $ 20.00
Non Members without RSVP (19 years and above) $ 25.00
Children (under 5 years) Free

Please provide your RSVP on or before 16-Sep-2012 to help better organize the program.

Haar, Prasad and Aarti volunteers (please email to volunteer for haar/prasad/aarti)
Date Prasad/haar/aarti
Wed - 9/19/2012 Anup Vidwans
Thu - 9/20/2012 Deepti Deshmukh Chandwani & Nidhi Godbole
Fri - 9/21/2012 Ketan Panse, Prasad Parab & Vijaya Edekar Shah
Sat - 9/22/2012 Deepti Deshmukh Chandwani
Sun - 9/23/2012 Anuja Junagade

        Please provide your RSVP on or before 16-Sep-2012 to help better organize the program.