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Ganesh Chaturthi

ganesh Error Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated with great devotion all over India. People bring home murtis (Idols) of Lord Ganesha and celebrate the festival by worshiping the Lord in a special way for a day and a half, 5 days, 7 days or 11 days depending on the family tradition and commitment of each individual. On the last day of worship the idol is taken out in a colourful and musical procession to be immersed traditionally at a beach. This is one of the most popular festivals in the Country. There are several reasons for this. Ganpati is after all a popular God. His blessings are invoked at most religious ceremonies as He is the one who can remove all obstacles to success. He is the giver of fortune and can help to avoid natural calamities. Ganpati, the god of wisdom and the benevolent deity of the dynasty of Peshwas who ruled Maharashtra inculcating a special culture in the state. Ganpati is the herald of auspicious beginnings and is the beloved deity of all. And, of course, he is very cute!<

Ganesh Chaturthi Celebrations 2018

13th September to 23rd September 2018

At The Hindu Temple (Bristol)

Ganesh ji ka roop nirala hain

Chehra bhi kitna bhola bhala hain

Jise bhi aati hain koyi musibat

Use inhi ne toh sambhala hain

Now in its 10th year, based on the enjoyment and success of Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations, we will once again celebrate this event, but in a much bigger and more vibrant fashion. Lovely food, wonderful Bhajans, musical entertainment and the very popular Visarjan ceremony at Portishead Marina will all feature as part of this year's celebrations.

Bharti Kathrecha has volunteered to take the lead in organising this year's event, which will take place between 13th September and 23rd September. Please see below programme of events for details.

This year, opportunity is available for 5 families to sponsor this event as the Main Yajman. If you would like to be 1 of the 5 sponsors, please contact Bharti Kathrecha or Rasikbhai Patel. (See below flyer.)

Volunteers will be most welcome. If you would like to get involved in supporting any part of this event in any way you can, please contact Bharti.

Pag Me Phul Khile

Har Khushi Aapko Mile

Kabhi Na Ho Dukho Ka Samna

Yahi Meri Ganesh Chaturthi Ki Shubhkamna

Phool Ki Shuruvat Kali Se Hoti Hai

Zindgi Ki Shuruvat Pyar Se Hoti Hai

Pyar Ki Shuruvat Apno Se Hoti Hai

Aur Apno Ki Shuruvat Aapse Hoti Hai

Hoping this Ganesh Chaturthi will be the start of a year that brings you all the happiness.

Jai Ganesha

Watch Ganesh Chaturthi -- 2014

Please come and join in the celebrations and make this a successful event for all to enjoy.

To print the below image, please right click on it, and then select Print Picture.

Why not come in for a guided tour to look around the Temple and learn about many Hindu Gods/Deities? The Panditji (our priest) will be glad to show you around during the opening hours. Students are very welcome. The temple is open for school visits on weekdays between by prior appointment.