We asked you, Dear Readers, to share pictures/videos and tell us how you are celebrating Ganeshotsav.
Some interesting responses we've received:
IMAGE: Senthil Kumar from Tiruppur, Tamil Nadu, sent us this picture of Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations at his home and explained why he is so fond of the festival.
'I don't believe in immersing Ganesha because it feels like leaving a very close relative in water. So this time, I invited Lord Ganesha in a black stone statue made from a good shilpi worker in town. We offered prayers at bramha muhurat today.'
This Lord will remain with us for the rest of our lives.'
IMAGE: Lakshmikishore from Santa Clara, California, sent us this photograph featuring a Ganpati idol his daughter made using turmeric as clay.
IMAGE: Jaideep N Malaviya's eco-friendly Bappa is made from 'clay, line, cow-dung and turmeric.'
'May the Lord remove all obstacles caused by the current pandemic and bring back happiness and prosperity to this country. Ganpati Bappa Morya !!!'
IMAGE: This is how Bishakha Sarkar and Sumantra Sarkar welcomed Ganesha in Auckland, New Zealand.
IMAGE: Hitesh Khushlani was excited to bring Bappa home in Sydney, Australia.
'We got our first Ganpati Bappa,' he wrote sharing this picture.
Dear readers, how are you celebrating Ganeshotsav this year?
Are you making your own Lord Ganesha idol? How do you plan to decorate it? Will you be inviting guests?
What are the exciting sweets and delicacies you'll be preparing this year?
How is this year different from the celebrations last year? Tell us all about it!
Please mail photographs and videos of your Lord Ganesha idol and decorations to firstname.lastname@example.org (Subject: Bringing Home Lord Ganesha) along with your NAME and LOCATION. We'll feature the best responses here on Rediff.com.