Faces of India – 282

Faces of India

a series through which I intend to portray the various characters of my country whom I met during my travels. See more here


Most often it is the kids who enjoy festivals the most!

We in India celebrate 21 major festivals through out the year. While moms are busy making delicious stuff and family elders in general involved in shopping, it is the kids who enjoy the most. Other than eating they indulge in lots of innocent merry making. This Ganesh Chaturthi celebration too I observed their wholehearted participation. Unfortunately this time there were some tragedies. During immersion of the idols in lakes few of these young boys drowned.

It was disheartening to read how some young boys, probably in their enthusiasm overlooked safety measures. Farewell to Ganesha this time has resulted in inconsolable tragedies for some families. Ganesh visarjan (immersion) is an important part of the puja. Most often children accompany adults for immersion of idols to get blessings. I saw this boy continuously doing some stunts just to attract attention of the camera wielding people at the lake. He came out safely later after having his fill of enjoyment swimming alongside huge idols of Lord Ganesha.




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23 Responses to “Faces of India – 282

  • Good bye Ganpati ji, see you soon.

  • This festival has a wide appeal.

  • It’s a festival of community bonding

  • Ganesh Chaturthi has such endearing appeal and love the celebration. Sad, that some people can be so irresponsible by performing such stunts.

  • Sad events in a wonderful time.

  • Indian festivals sometimes result in tragedies. Public awareness and parental guidance is the need of the hour.

  • A wonderful post 🙂

  • Laveena Sengar
    1 year ago

    I always find something thought ful every time I visit your blog. Just the apt post. Ganpati is such a big celebration in Mumbai.but yes people need to be more careful.

  • indeed indeed. along with the peoples, the pooja committees and the police should also take some safety measures.

  • Here, mostly the kids and youngster from fishing community do the immersing at the sea, but for our clay idol we dissolve at home by immersing the idol in a tub of water! And you’re right about the celebration… kids are behind the enthusiasm about the festival.Nice shot

  • Thanks for sharing, Nice post 🙂

  • Oh my! there were a lot of accidents this time? Sad.
    Great pic. Happy festivities to you.

    The template looks great. 🙂

  • blair villanueva
    1 year ago

    Oh that’s a bit scary festival, and I understand that in spite of the incident, many young boys still enjoy the festival.

    Overall, Indi’s festivals are also exciting to be part of.

  • Wow hard to believe that some kids died due to lack of safety measures. Wow. I love how you feature Indian culture in your blog. Educational.

  • It is sad that so may people in their excitement and enthusiasm throw caution to the winds and ignore even basic safety measures. One should not trifle with water and fire.

  • Oh wow, some of the young boys drown?
    That’s disheartening.
    People need to be more careful.

  • I love the photo! The best thing about being a kid is that you actually get to enjoy life more. It’s really sad to hear that something like that happened. I’m sorry!

  • I love to attend thr different festivals, the only thing concern me is the safety and accidents during these occasions.

  • Sad to hear there were some tragedies. Terrible that some kids drowned! Luckily the boy came out safely! Hope they will work on safety measures!

  • I love festivals. This reminds me of a festival I attended in Barcelona

  • Safety is always a very crucial parameter in festivals! Looks like a fun event nevertheless.

  • True indeed! Children enjoy the festivals to their full extent! They experience true joy!

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