Ganesh Chaturthi: Varun Dhawan, Anushka Sharma, Kangana Ranaut, Sonu Sood welcome the elephant god
Ganesh Chaturthi was celebrated with much gusto this year as the entire country welcomed Lord Ganesha into their homes, praying for safe and prosperous futures. Mumbai lit up with festivities as many celebrities ushered in Lord Ganesha.
— Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma) September 13, 2018
Sui Dhaaga: Made in India actors Anushka Sharma and Varun Dhawan welcomed a Ganesha that was fully made of yarn and was completely biodegradable.
Shraddha Kapoor was seen in a simple and elegant kurta as she posed with her Ganpati at home.
At times I get so overwhelmed with your presence, I get teary eyed. I promise to be kind, strong and generous
Happy Ganesh Chaturthi ❤️ pic.twitter.com/POwZ3j0e80
— bhumi pednekar (@psbhumi) September 13, 2018
Bhumi Pednekar expressed her love for the vighnaharta and confessed that she often gets teary eyed with the overwhelming presence of Lord Ganesha.
Sonu Sood was seen praying to a beautifully decorated Ganpati. The idol was adorned with pristine white flowers interspersed with intricate green foliage.
— Rangoli Chandel (@Rangoli_A) September 13, 2018
Rangoli Chandel, Kangana Ranaut's sister, posted an adorable picture of Kangana with her nephew (Chandel's son) in front of their Ganesha idol.
Amitabh Bachchan posted pictures of Ganesh and wished his fans on the auspicious occasion.
Look at that naughty smile! My beta Vivaan Veer loves modaks as much as #GanpatiBappa! Lol! His maa said you can’t eat it until Ganesh Ji eats it first, so he quickly grabbed it & “fed” Ganesh Ji & then ate it himself! Saying now it’s prasad! Haha! #GanapatiBappaMorya pic.twitter.com/RXzQVckVPz
— Vivek Anand Oberoi (@vivekoberoi) September 13, 2018
Vivek Oberoi posted a picture of their Ganpati, saying his son Vivaan Veer was as fond of modaks (special sweets made for Lord Ganesha) as Ganpati Bappa himself. The actor, in a previous tweet, also confessed that he felt sad missing their puja at home.
Ekta Kapoor gave a picture of Ganpati Bappa along with her father Jeetendra, brother Tusshar Kapoor and his son Laksshya, calling them her 'favourites'.
“Om Gan Ganpatay Namahay” pic.twitter.com/GyQEYIbWZt
— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) September 13, 2018
Rishi Kapoor uploaded a picture of their Ganesh idol intricately decorated in jewellery and bright flowers.
View this post on Instagram
Om Shree Ganeshaya namah . Our Gannu Raja is back Happy Ganesh Chaturti to my #instafam. . May all the obstacles be removed and you all be blessed with success and happiness #celebrationtime #festival #ganeshchaturthi #familytime #lordofsuccess #instagood A post shared by Shilpa Shetty Kundra (@theshilpashetty) on
Shilpa Shetty Kundra, along with husband Raj Kundra, is known to celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi in a big way. This year too, the actress posted a sweet and intimate picture with her husband and son with their Ganpati.
India, don't immerse Ganpati in the ocean or natural water-bodies. Can't bear to see half-dissolved idols all over again. Treat Ganesha & Nature with the respect they deserve. Use natural, soluble idols & immerse at home/in tanks built for this. Pl. don't let this happen again. pic.twitter.com/42IaT9bZEe
— VISHAL DADLANI (@VishalDadlani) September 12, 2018
Music composer and singer Vishal Dadlani, however, chose to go the other way and make most people aware of the pollution caused by the several idols that are immersed into the city waters during immersion. He urged people to use idols created from natural paints and substances so that they may be biodegradable and harmless to the environment.
Updated Date: Sep 14, 2018 10:38:49 IST
Your guide to the latest election news, analysis, commentary, live updates and schedule for Lok Sabha Elections 2019 on firstpost.com/elections. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram or like our Facebook page for updates from all 543 constituencies for the upcoming general elections.