Huge Ganesh Pageant attracts hundreds over 5 days in Jersey Metropolis


Huge murti of Lord Ganesh on a stage in the course of the Aug. 31-Sept. 4, Ganesh Pageant held in Jersey Metropolis, N.J. Picture: Shri Ganesh Occasions Company

The non-profit company, Shri Ganesh Occasions, hosted one of many largest Ganesh Pageant celebrations Aug. 31 to Sept. 4, 2022, in Jersey Metropolis, N. J.

Occasions started every day at 10 am and continued until 9 pm. They featured dances and varied sorts of different leisure at India Sq. on Newark Avenue in Jersey Metropolis.

The Ganesh Sthapana (putting in of the idol) occurred on Aug. 31 morning. And the Ganesh Visarjan (immersing the Lord’s idol in  water) occurred on Sept. 4.

A Hindu priest carried out aartis and different ceremonies via the 5 days of the Ganesh Pageant in Jersey Metropolis, N.J. Picture: Shri Ganesh Occasions

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A Hindu priest carried out the every day poojas and ceremonies; prasad and sweets had been distributed to all devotees, worshippers and even guests; the murti on the stage was elaborately adorned; and there was a separate stage for the varied cultural occasions. Native teams carried out dances; the Marathi Dhol was additionally a part of performances, as was classical Indian dance. Indian tv personalities additionally attended.

Hundreds of devotees and guests got here to the Ganesh Pageant held in Jersey Metropolis Aug. 31 to Sept. 4, 2022. Picture: Shri Ganesh Occasions

Shri Ganesh Occasions is run by “a group of profitable entrepreneurs with a typical aim to get the Indian festivals, music and leisure in entrance of the Indian diaspora in Indian centric areas in United States of America,” the web site of the group says (ganeshfestivalusa.org).

Hindu devotees in addition to non-Hindus visited the Ganesh Pageant held Aug. 31-Sept. 4, 2022, in Jersey Metropolis, N.J. Seen in photograph is N.J. State Assemblyman Raj Mukherji, 2nd from proper. Picture: Shri Ganesh Occasions

The pageant is believed to deliver peace, prosperity and well-being locally.

Sponsors included Parikh Worldwide Media, and the primary organizers of the occasion had been Bhavesh Patel and Suresh Patel.

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