Ganesh Chaturthi

Wednesday, 19 September marked the beginning of the 10-day festival celebrating the birthday of Ganesha, the Hindu god of good fortune and remover of obstacles. To non-Hindus, Ganesha’s elephant head makes him perhaps the most easily recognizable Hindu god. Because of his association with prosperity and new ventures, Ganesha is adored in India’s financial capital. … Continue reading Ganesh Chaturthi

Mt. St. Mary’s fair

This past weekend, we went to Mt. St. Mary’s Basilica in Bandra. Sunday was the start of a novena celebrating the birth of the Virgin Mary, or as we say here “Mother Mary’s birthday.” The celebration includes daily masses, offerings to the Virgin Mary, the patron saint of this church, and a large church fair. … Continue reading Mt. St. Mary’s fair