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Popular Ganpati Pandals 2023 in Mumbai during Ganesh Chaturthi

Thousands of Ganesh Pandals are put up in Mumbai during the Ganeshotsava festival (September 19, 2023 to September 28, 2023. Each Ganpati mandal tries to outsmart the other by bringing in fresh ideas to the pandals and in Ganesh idols during Ganesh Chaturthi 2023 in Mumbai. Lord Ganesha is represented differently in each pandal. It is impossible to say which one Sarvajanik Pandal is the best but there a few Vinayak pandals that get attraction due to history, devotion, simplicity, tradition, and innovative ideas. And there are also several wish fulfilling Ganeshas. Here is a list of Ganapati pandals in Mumbai during Ganesh Chaturthi 2023 with photos of some.  Please note that the list is not based on any criteria. Details of more mandals will be added. Lalbaugcha Raja Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandal This is one of the most popular Ganesh Mandals in Mumbai and attracts nearly a million people during the 12-day celebrations and is also one of the rich Ganesh mandals

Ganesh Chaturthi Fasting – Vinayaka Chavithi Fast

Fasting on Ganesh Chaturthi is not very popular among most Hindu communities. But some South Indian communities believe that fasting on the day will help in removing all obstacles in one's life. The Vinayaka Chavithi fast begins on the evening of the previous day night and continuous on Ganesh Chaturthi and ends next day morning. It is a partial fast with food at anyone time. Fruits and milk is taken at other times. All types of non-vegetarian food and alcohol are strictly avoided. Prayers dedicated to Ganesha are chanted on the day. On the morning of Ganesh Chaturthi, the person fasting should offer prayers to Ganesha at home or in a temple. Similarly, the fast ends after offering prayers to Ganesh on next day morning at home or in a temple. In South India some Hindu communities believe that observing the fast will help in removing problems in married life, will help in early marriage and also will help in removing career related problems.

Swami Yogeshananda Quotes

Swami Yogeshananda is associated with the Ramakrishna Mission. This is a small collection of his quotes. Is God really out in the sky or in the space between stars and planets and galaxies? Those are such great spaces, maybe it is kind of natural to think that that is where he might be. Of course, because he is everywhere, he must be up there too, but we in Vedanta do not care to think of him in such a gross way. Suppose you think of it in this way: one vast ocean of Existence , each of us is a wave, every separate thing in the universe is a wave of that Ocean, and the Ocean is conscious. The waves are formed in the ocean, and after a little while sink back into it again. Such is our life. When you study science in school you will learn that everything is made of waves of energy – in us, through us, all around us, though we see only the play of that energy, not the raw energy itself. This is one way we think of God in Vedanta.