It comes as no surprise that for the 125th year of Ganeshotsav, Pune has massive plans- 125 events to be precise! Here are some of the most prominent ones.
PUNE – not just a name or a place, but a feeling, an emotion. Divided by religious, political and lifestyle beliefs, however, united through one booming musical note – The ghumar of a dhol!
It’s that time of the year again when the rakhis come out and the pranks are put on hold for some extremely rare sibling-love! If you have a brother or sister (or multiple), then Rakshabandhan is one of the most fun festivals to celebrate with your partner in crime. This year, we’ve come up with a bucket list of super fun things to do with your sibling. So start ticking them off!
It’s that time of the year when Bengalis all over the world come together to celebrate the victory of good over evil with enthusiasm, pomp and style. Long queues outside pandals, aarti and bhog, women stepping out in their finest outfits, food stalls thronging with people of all ages… it’s that time of the year when the entire city is dominated by the Bengalis. And with such grand festivities come grand foods that you absolutely MUST NOT ignore. Here are some of the dishes I recommend you try this season…
It’s that time of the year again! If you haven’t welcomed Ganesha home with ghee-filled sweets and savories, you’ve not done this right! So while you’re out and about town visiting the pandals, here is what we suggest you do not miss out on.
One of the most revered and popular Gods in Hindu Mythology is Lord Ganesha. To a foreigner, he might seem unusual, but believe it or not, our beloved Bappa has a lot of hidden secrets behind his body. He is etched into the psyche of each and every devoted Punekar. Our love for him is so strong that he invokes the highest sentiments in our minds. Here are some facts about Bappa’s being you probably weren’t familiar with…
Ganapati is Pune’s favourite deity and my inquisitive mind asked, “why?” There were reasons like ‘the Peshwas, Pune’s administrators, worshipped the deity’ to others like, ‘Pune had various temples dedicated to the God and most Ashtavinayakas are located in Pune district or close to it’. However, those answers did not suffice my quest for information. And then, a crazy thought entered my mind; Punekars are so much like their favourite deity! On occasion of Ganeshotsav, here’s a special story (Part I) on the similarities between us Punekars and our beloved Lord Ganesha. Read up on!