Ganesha Chaturthi, Chennai Style (Part 2: Video)

Yesterday I explained a bit about the festival currently ongoing in Chennai (and across India) – Ganesha Chaturthi – and posted some photos.

It’s hard to really capture the atmosphere of the event with photos only – a video in this case is much more helpful.  After watching this video, if you think this is a lot of Ganesha idols, check out this guy’s amazing collection in Hyderabad.

Also, you can check out this article in the Hindu about the events of the same day.

Although it’s important to remember this is a religious celebration, it seems to be a great way for the community to get together and have a great time.  And coming from a different culture, where alcohol consumption is often a key basis for “having a great time” it’s also nice to see tens of thousands of people having a great time without a single bit of alcohol.

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2 Responses to Ganesha Chaturthi, Chennai Style (Part 2: Video)

  1. Logan says:

    This was so wonderful. I smiled all the way through. I love that people love the camera and jump into the shot. Saw that on your other posts too. Will you get to Goa? My great, great grandmother is from there! Dying to see that place.

  2. Tom (Admin) says:

    We hope to get to Goa! Getting anywhere around here takes longer than expected.

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