Ganpati Bappa Morya

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The 10 day Ganesh Chaturti begins on Monday and is celebrated widely in Maharashtra. And it is not just the locals who bring Ganpati home, but even those from outside the state who now call this place home.

A variety of idols on display

A variety of idols on display

I was just reading my post from last year, and I mentioned that we planned to visit Lalbaghcha Raja this year. But navigating the crowds with a newborn is something that neither of us are brave enough to go through.

We were originally planning on picking a baby Ganpati, since my baby reminds everyone of Ganpati but due to limited choices we picked a beautiful the Balaji Ganpati instead.

The idols are created in a variety of sizes, from just around six inches to massive 20 plus feet ones which are placed at neighborhoods and by social organizations.

We are in Nasik for the festival, and picked from a stall that specializes is eco-friendly Ganpatis from near the Civil Hospital. A friend of ours puts up a shop there every year and carries a huge selection, and everyone is the city should definitely check it out: Mahanth Ganesh.

I am going to leave you with a few pictures from our selection trip. Check out our Facebook page on Monday for how we decorated for Ganpati at home.

The Shiva Ganpati

The Shiva Ganpati

The Balaji Ganpati-this is what we picked

The Balaji Ganpati-this is what we picked

Dagruseth Ganpati

Dagruseth Ganpati

The super eco-friendly variety that is decorated only with turmeric

The super eco-friendly variety that is decorated only with turmeric

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