| Partake in the Ganesh Chaturthi festivities at Mumbai |
Ganesh Chaturthi is one of the most popular Indian festivals celebrated with great gusto across the nation. Ganesh Chaturthi in India marks the arrival of Lord Ganesha on earth from Kailash Parvat along with his mother goddess Parvati. The 10-day festival begins with the installation of Ganesha idols in homes, or on elaborate pandals (community podiums). Festivities include chanting of Vedic hymns and Hindu texts, fasting, making offerings or prasadams on a daily basis. The festival ends with the immersion of the idol into a nearby river or sea accompanied by huge processions with music and dancing. According to common belief, Ganesha returns back home to Mount Kailash to his parents on this day.
Highlights of Ganesh Chaturthi
- Visit lavishly decorated podiums dedicated to Lord Ganesha
- Live concerts and art exhibits
- Offerings of coconut, flowers, jaggery, traditional sweets, and coin are
- On the last day, statues are paraded through the streets with lots of singing and dancing
- Relish the delicious regional cuisine
What to expect!
- Statues of Ganesha are kept in homes over the course of the festival
- Status of Ganesha in every street will be unique
- Prayers and poojas happen throughout the 10 days of the festival
- These podiums or pandals organizes charitable donations as well
- Statues are then immersed in water with pomp and show
Connectivity to venue:
- Mumbai International Airport is well connected to all Indian cities of India and internationally as well.
- Mumbai also has a well-developed road infrastructure connecting the city to the parts of Mumbai
- Our guide will assist you in reaching the venue in comfort and will explain the festivities and its significance while you watch the festivities.
- Mumbai experiences the monsoon season from June to September
- It is advised that you dress comfortably and modestly.
- Always a mobile phone, extra battery, and power bank handy at all times
- Please book your travel in advance as Mumbai receives an excess of visitors during the festival season.
- Contact our travel experts for the exact dates to enable them to plan a customized tour including the Ganesh Chaturthi festival at Mumbai.