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Virtual Ganesh Pooja

Ganapathi Bappa Morya!!!
Here at India Unlimited, we are going to celebrate Virtual Ganesh Pooja for 10 days and we will add something new related to Ganesh Pooja for the next 10 days. Stay tuned...

Ananth Chaturdashi

Ganapathi Bappa Morya agale baras tu jaldi aa (pudhachya varshi lavakar ya)

The Festivities of Ganesh Pooja ends on Ananth Chaturdashi. The Ganesh Visarjan is captured beautifully in many Bollywood movies

Here are some of the songs that capture the spirit of Visarjan.

This song from Agneepath with Amitabh Bachchan and Mithun captures the spirit of Ganapathi Visarjan complete with lezim http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Licj7XaK75w

Here's one from Don for all King Khan fans http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BFYsH1h_F8

This iconic song from Hum se Badhkar Kaun brings back memories of Ganesh Visarjan http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HslIs-Zo98Q

This old song featuring Sunil Dutt captures the streets of Mumbai and real life festivities of visarjan. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYq8yLYx-QQ


Day 10 - Ganesh Trayodashi

What is Ganesh Pooja without the modaks. Here's the recipe for everyone's favorite "Ukadi che Modak"

Ukadiche Modak











Day 9 - Ganesh Dwadashi

Stay with the times, make your carbon foot print small. Here are some pictures of eco friendly "green" Ganapathi sent by our fan. The "Nisarga Mitra Sanstha" of Kolhapur are the initiators of this effort.

Eco friendly Ganapathi


Green Ganapathi



Day 8 - Ganesh Ekadashi

Here's a link to the popular aarti in Hindi "Jai Ganesh Jai Ganesh Deva"

Jai Ganesh, Jai Ganesh, Jai Ganesh Deva
Mata jaki Parvati, pita Mahadeva.

Ek dant dayavant, char bhuja dhari
Mathe par tilak sohe, muse ki savari
Pan chadhe, phul chadhe, aur chadhe meva
Ladduan ka bhog lage, sant kare seva.

Jai Ganesh, Jai Ganesh, Jai Ganesh Deva,
Mata jaki Parvati, pita Mahadeva...

Andhan ko ankh det, kodhin ko kaya
Banjhan ko putra det, nirdhan ko maya
Surya shaam sharan aye, safal kije seva.

Jai Ganesh, Jai Ganesh, Jai Ganesh Deva,
Mata jaki Parvati, Pita Mahadeva...

Day 7 - Ganesh Dashami

What is Ganapathi pooja without the aarathees (artis) Here's the link to the popular Sukh Karta Dukh harta

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCyKAbz56gc

Sukhkarta Dukhharta Varta Vighnachi
Nurvi Purvi Prem Krupa Jayachi
Sarvangi Sundara Ati Shendurachi
Kanthi Zalakemaal Mukta Phalaachi

Jaidev Jaidev Jai Mangal Murti
Darshan Maatre Mann Kaamna Purti
Jaidev Jaidev

Ratna Ghachita Phara Tujh Gauri kumra
Chandanachi Uti Kumkum keshara
Hire Jadita Mukuta Shobhato Bhara
Runzun ti Nupure Charni Ghagariya

Jaidev Jaidev Jai Mangal Murti
Darshan Maatre Mann Kaamna Purti...

Lambodar Pitaambar Parivar Vandana
Saral Sonda Vakratunda Tri Nayana
Das Ramacha Vat Pahe Sadna
Sankati Pavave Nirvani Rakshave Survar Vandana
Jaidev Jaidev
Jaidev Jaidev Jai Mangal Murti
Darshan Maatre Mann Kaamna Purti...

Day 6 - Ganesh Navami

Ganesha Symbolism

Indian philosophy relies heavily on symbolism and Ganesh is not exception. Here's a look at the symbolism of Ganesh including his vehicle mouse

Ganesh Symbolism























Day 5 - Ganesh Ashtami

Story of Ganesha's vehicle-mouse

GanapathiGanesh or Ganapathi's vehicle is the mouse. The mouse is said to be a demi God called Kroncha. Read the Story of Ganesha's vehicle-mouse.

Day 4 - Ganesh Saptami

Ganesh pooja  by fanPicture of Ganesh pooja sent by one of our fans.

Atharvashirsh

Atharvashirsh is Ganesh shloka chanted by devotees. Click here for Atharvashirsh












Pedhe Modak


Day 3 - Ganesh Shashthi

Our fan sent this easy to make Pedhe Modak

Pedhe Modak by Ashwini Khembete Rege





Day 2 - Ganesh Panchami

Here's a good video to show to kids on the story of Ganesh.

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Day 1 - Ganesh Chaturthi

India Unlimited wishes all its fans and viewers a very happy Ganesh Chaturthi. In India Ganesh Pooja is celebrated in homes as well as in public places for 10 days. The first day is on Chaturthi and the last day is on Chaturdashi or the day before the full moon.

Khirapat - Recipe to make a popular prasad

KhirapatIn Maharashtra, khirapat is often given as a prasad during Ganapati. It is very easy to make and you can do little variation as per your liking. You can make it in advance and store it in a container..... Click here for Khirapat


Story of Ganesh and Ganesh Shloka

Ganesh PoojaGanesha also known as Ganapathi is always the first god worshiped before undertaking any work. He is also the remover of all impediments. There are at least two slightly different versions of how he got the elephant head.... click here to read Story of Ganesh and Ganesh Shloka