The festival of Ganesha Chaturthi is being celebrated with devotion and fervour in Jaipur today with devotees thronging the Ganesha Temple at Moti Doongri with chants of "Ganpati Bappa Moriya' and 'Jai Shri Ganesha'.
The devotees have queued up to offer 'ladoos' or
'modaks' which is considered an auspicious offering to the deity.
Tomorrow, a procession will be organized with various tableaux of
Lord Ganesha that will cover various parts of the walled city.
A few days ago the 'Srinagar' ceremony of Ganesha
idol at Moti Doongari temple was done and a Jhanki of Modaks with
Ladoos of various sizes was arranged. At homes, many devotees have
prepared Daal, Baati and Churma - typical Rajasthani dishes - as an
offering for Lord Ganesha today.
Moti Doongri Ganesha temple of Jaipur is one of
famous Ganesha temples in India and many devotees from various places
come for Darshan of Lord Ganesha and to celebrate Ganesha chaturthi
festival in the city. Moreover, the jhanki of modaks is also a great
attraction for the devotees who come from other cities.
Ganesha Chaturthi is one of the most grandly
celebrated festivals in Jaipur. Lord Ganesha who is believed to be
bestower of wisdom and auspiciousness or riddhi and siddhi, is
revered and worshipped with great devotion and gaiety.
There is also a practice that every Hindu house gets
small idol of Lord Ganesha installed on the main gate which is also
worshipped for bestowal of wisdom and prosperity, and removal of