People across the world come together through festivals. They’re all about bonding, love, indulgent festive treats and some ‘us’ time. However, there’s something about Ganesh Chaturthi that makes the connection even stronger.
One of the most significant festivals celebrated in India, mainly, Maharashtra, Ganesh Chaturthi is being celebrated in other parts of the country with the same fervour over the last few years. Here’s why it’s so special for us…
Rewind: How Ganesh Chaturthi brought people together
For the longest time, the festival was mostly a private, household affair. However, in 1893, as a means to bring people from all walks of life, caste, and creed together, Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak organized Ganesh Utsav in Pune. The Britishers banned public and political gatherings at that time. Over a century-old tradition, the revelries and mass participation was mainly a call to action against the Colonial Rule. At that time, it was an idol, a common idea of God that brought people together and bridged the gap during those 10 days of festivity.
Just the way Ganesh Chaturthi brings people together, a SaffronStays Home is where families of all sorts bond. Your immediate family, your work fam, your friends who mean more than family or just about anyone who makes you feel ‘at home’.
On this auspicious occasion, the SaffronStays family wishes you all a Happy Ganesh Chaturthi!