Ganesh Immersions Offer Visual Treat to Foreigners in Mumbai

first_imgMore than 300 foreigners from various part of the world witnessed the colorful Ganeshotsav immersions at Girgaum Chowpatty beach in Mumbai on Wednesday morning. The 11-day festival, which came to an end on Sept. 05, completed 125 years of its observance in the city.Maha Ganesh FestivalThe Maha Ganesh Festival was organised by the Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation and the Department of Tourism to promote the state’s biggest festival among foreigners. More than 100 foreigners were guided to a specially erected pavilion to witness the immersions of thousands of gigantic, large, medium and small idols of the Hindu god.Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, Tourism Minister Jaykumar Rawal, Minister of State for Tourism Madan Yerawar, Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) MD Vijay Waghmare, MTDC Joint MD Aashutosh Rathod, diplomats and Consuls General of various countries and other senior officials were also present in the special pavilion.Thailand Devotees’ Special WorshipThe major highlight of the Maha Ganesh Festival was the worship of an idol of Lord Ganesha by a team of 55 tourists from Thailand at their room in Hotel Trident for the entire 11-day fest this year, said an MTDC spokesperson. Chanting ‘Ganapati Bappa Morya Pudchya Varshi Lavkar Ya’, the Thai devotees performed rituals and the immersion ceremony of their small Ganesh idol at the Girgaum Chowpatty beach. Offering prayers to the tune of drums and cymbals, the Thai devotees captured the hearts of the spectators at the venue.“It is a privilege to organize the immersion ceremony and offer a separate dais to foreigners to witness the best of Maharashtra’s rich culture and traditions,” Tourism Minister Jaykumar Rawal said.More than 2,00,000 associations and groups celebrate Ganeshotsav in Mumbai, while there are around 50,000 other organizations worldwide that conduct celebrations in the United States, North Africa, Europe, South East Asia and Australia.(With inputs from IANS)  Related ItemsGanesh foreigners MumbaiGanesh processionGanesh Thai MumbaiGaneshotsav 2017Ganeshotsav GirgaumGaneshotsav immersionsLittle IndiaMaha Ganesh Festival Mumbailast_img read more

Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute ri

first_img Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away Top Stories Comments   Share   Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’center_img What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke It may not. Gone are players who the team could rely on and in their place are guys who, while having flashed potential, have not proven they can do the job over the course of a 16 game NFL season. To put it in perspective even more, Breaston, now with the Chiefs, had a down season last year, tallying just 47 receptions. Well, Doucet and Roberts combined for 50. Then again, as the Cardinals get set to open the preseason much of their outlook is tied to players who, while talented, are not exactly proven commodities. And Fitzgerald seems comfortable with his new (unproven) QB, so he should probably be sure to give his receivers a chance, too. Three years ago the Arizona Cardinals featured a trio of 1,000 yard receivers, as Larry Fitzgerald, Anquan Boldin and Steve Breaston helped Kurt Warner torch opposing secondaries on the way to Super Bowl XLIII.Only Fitzgerald remains, though, and while the Cardinals appear to be content with their group of receivers, one of the in-house candidates emerging as the No. 2 wideout may not sit well with the Pro-Bowler.“It’s probably going to be Andre Roberts or Early Doucet or even Chansi Stuckey,” Cardinals analyst Ron Wolfley said on Sports 620 KTAR’s Doug and Wolf show Thursday. “That’s not going to represent a lot of aide and comfort to Larry Fitzgerald out there.”last_img read more