Monday, October 15, 2018

Zombie Apocalypse

Ganesh Chaturthi is a festival in Maharashtra which brings all together for welcoming Lord Ganesha, the God of success. During His stay of maximum ten days, people celebrate with conduction of extra curricular activities for children, performing aarti twice a day, socializing etc. After the ten day period, people bid adieu to Lord Ganesha on the day of Ganesh Chaturthi. The festivities witness the traditional 'dhol tasha', elaborate rangoli designs, flower decorations and a large procession.

Our small society of four buildings is no exception to this. The small number of children and youngsters, followed by an even smaller number of adults; too were a part of the society's Ganpati Visarjan procession. My daughter too was smartly dressed for the occasion and among her friends, was trying to observe the puja and proceedings. The elders were concentrating on the puja and the procession, the kids were trying to follow the elders and the teenagers were trying to look proper. With this observation, my daughter found herself in a group of people right from the movie titled 'zombie apocalypse'. She quipped that indeed, the whole procession looked straight out of the zombie apocalypse movie with all silently and solemnly marching in the procession and clapping their hands. Her comparison of Ganesh Chaturthi to the movie, makes me laugh even today and I wonder at my daughter's sense of humour ! 

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