The festival of Ganpati is here and our favourite telly actors tell us how they celebrate these days and what Ganpati means to them!
I have been keeping Ganpati at my place since the last 7 years. I started bringing Bappa to my home since I came to Mumbai. I do the decorations with the help of family and friends. My parents come to Mumbai every year for this occasion. I feel blessed to get Bappa every year. He is the guiding force in my life. I love to eat and distribute sweets as well.
During Ganpati, I go to Lal Baug for darshan and visit my friends who keep Ganpati at home. I don’t get Ganpati at home because of my work timings. I feel I won’t be able to take proper care of Bappa. He is my guide, my guardian angel. I felt his presence the day I landed the first time in Mumbai. It was the last day of Ganpati and I got blessings from him the moment I stepped in the city.
I have been getting Ganpati for more than 25 years now. It’ s a tradition now and my son Ayaan also enjoys the festivities. I love to meet people and I love visiting others on Ganesh Chaturthi. It is the biggest festival in Mumbai. Be it at set or at home, the environment is full of happiness during this period. I feel great and blessed. Bappa has taught me that it is nice to be important but it is more important to be nice.
I do not get Ganpati at home though it’s a wish and hopefully someday I would. On the first day of the festival, I visit everybody’s home and that’s my most favorite thing to do. I meet my friends and see different kinds of Ganpati idols. Bappa’s role is very big in my life because he has helped me so much.
This is the third year that I am keeping Ganpati at my place. I have an emotional connect with Bappa as my wife and I had decided that we will get Ganpati when we buy our own home. Besides that, Ganeshji has been my favorite God since childhood. I talk to him like he is a human being. The fervor of the festival is visible all over India.
Happy Ganesh Chaturthi to everyone!