Ganesh Chaturthi is a spectacular festival celebrated by Hindus with great pomp and show, honouring the birth of lord Ganesha. It is celebrated all over India, however most importantly the festive grandeur and fun is witnessed in Mumbai and across Maharashtra. This year too Ganesh chaturthi will be celebrated on 5th Sep 2016. Every Mumbaikar with their undying spirit leaves no stone unturned to welcome their beloved deity lord Ganesh. The festive celebration goes on for as long as 10 days till Visarjan when the idol is immersed in water.
The festival is celebrated not only in homes but also in Sarvajanik Pandals across Mumbai. Every Sarvajanik pandal does decoration keeping a certain theme or social issue in mind and innovatively represent current social issues that the society faces and gives the message to the masses through different Pandals, paintings and even creating artful Ganesh statues.
#1 Decoration Using Thermocol Sheets and Pillars
#2 Decorating Using Colored Thermocol Balls
#3 Artistic Decoration Using Spray Bottles
#4 Use of Ribbons
One can see in every home, Sarvajanik pandals across Mumbai that the preparation of Ganesh chaturthi 2016 Decoration has begin a month before in advance. Devotees, who welcome the idol home clean, paint and decorate the house months in advance to welcome their favourite deity home and seek its blessings.
The Pandals are one of the striking features of this festival. During this festival, community Pandals serve as temporary homes for the idol of the deity. The Pandals are mostly spaciously decorated; half is decorated for the Puja, while the other half is designed as a venue for feasting, reunions, and sitting arrangements for devotees.
Decorations that adorn the houses as well as Pandals are mostly in Thermocol sheets, colorful thermocol balls. Such materials are very famous and most commonly used for Ganapati decorations to build small temples or Pandals (mandaps) with decorative ribbons and lace borders. You can get a readymade temples designed beautifully crafted by the artistic designs. Happy Ganesh Chaturthi 2016!!