Ganesh Chaturthi: How social media expressed its love for modaks and Bappa
The ten day Hindu festival to celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi kick started across the country and social media users shared all the buzz around the festive occasion with traditional idols, delicious modaks and dhols dominating the news feed.
Celebrations for the ten-day long Hindu festival, Ganesh Chaturthi began on Monday. The newsfeed was dominated by users sharing their excitement around the festive occasion by sharing pictures of traditional idols, delicious modaks and dhols.
Politicians, cricketers and various other celebrities took to social media to express their love for Bappa.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi was first in line to wish the nation.
#GaneshChaturthi greetings to everyone. May the blessings of Lord Ganesh always remain with us. Ganpati Bappa Morya!
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 5, 2016
Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu also prayed for the "prosperity of all."
On the auspicious occasion of #GaneshChaturthi, I pray to Lord Ganesh for the well-being &prosperity of all. May you overcome all obstacles.
— N Chandrababu Naidu (@ncbn) September 5, 2016
Cricket favourites and stars, Sachin Tendulkar and Harbhajan Singh, shared their moments from the auspicious day.
— sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) September 5, 2016
Actor Akshay Kumar took to Twitter to wish and spread a different kind of message.
While visiting some1's house 4 darshan offer notebooks instead of sweets etc which can later be donated 2 municipal schools #GaneshChaturthi
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) September 5, 2016
Among other celebrities offering prayers were Anil Kapoor, Sophie Choudry and Sushanth Singh Rajput.
— Jai Singh Rathore (@AnilKapoor) September 5, 2016
— Dhoni (@itsSSR) September 5, 2016
— SOPHIE CHOUDRY (@Sophie_Choudry) September 5, 2016
Instead of only posting several colourful photos, users took their excitement to streets — people danced their hearts away because Bappa is back!
Ganesh Chaturthi is rather incomplete without the delicious modaks. Here are different versions of the traditional delicacy — good luck trying contain the rumble in your stomach.
ओम् श्री गणेशाय नमः Celebrating arrival of Lord Ganesha with foodies! #RepostMonday with @foodie_dinks ・・・ After a year long wait, Bappa has finally arrived.. Lets welcome him with our hearts filled with joy and excitement and seek his blessings.. Offering him his favourite Modak❤ Wishing all the followers a very happy Ganesh Chaturthi... . . #happyganeshchaturthi #bappa #ganpati #ganeshchaturthi #devotion #spiritual #faith #instagood #foodlover #modak #foodgasm #foodie #offering #prasad #ladoo #mumbaifood #yum #yummy #foodie_dinks #mofoinsta #instafoodie #foodblogger #foodstagram #delish #delicious #likesforlikes #followforfollow
A small #ganeshchaturthi #celebration at #home 😊 #festival #ganeshji #ganpati #ganpatibappa #festive #modak #festivalsofindia #indianfestival #mumbai #india A photo posted by Payal (@payalanandmahendru) on
#mommade #modak #ganeshchaturthi A photo posted by Sonali M (@sm.sm.1989) on
For at least the next few days, Ganesh is going to rule the streets. You shouldn't miss out on this festive occasion because Ganpati Bappa Moriya!
@Regrann from @yash_purobwoy - Send us ur Ganesha with location by tagging us on photo or emailing at firstname.lastname@example.org. We wud b happy to feature u. The wait is over, Lord Ganesha had arrived to us by giving happiness and joy in our life and to take our sorrows. Ganpati bappa morya, Mangal Murti, morya ❤❤ #Mumbai #_soimumbai #Ganpati #Murti #mumbaiigers #lord #god #Ganeshchaturthi #Mumbaiphotography #_soiwalks #vasai_ig #Regrann
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