Some call him the Friendly god while others call him the Bollywood god. He is the LAL BAUGCHA RAJA and he is the GAJANANA. By whatever name you call him, Lord Ganesha remains unparalleled as one the most popular and glorious Hindu gods ever. The entire nation, especially the state of Maharashtra with its tinsel town celebs is known to have the most buzzing Ganesha Chaturthi celebrations every year and with every passing year, the energies get stronger. Such is the power of Ganapati Bappa Morya.
As we approach the grand and auspicious festival of GANESH CHATURTHI here is what makes this festival so dear to Bollywood and why Ganpati is going green this time.
GANESH CHATURTHI AND BOLLYWOOD
Bollywood has a very special connection with Ganesha and as Ayushmann Khurana rightly puts it-"It completes the cultural fabric of Mumbai." From Salman's illustrious Ganpati celebrations to Madhuri's virtuous worshipping, the entire Film city makes sure Ganpati gets a fantabulous treatment year after year.
SHILPA SHETTY KUNDRA'S GANESHA
PARINEETI CHOPRA'S GANESHA CHATRUTHI SELFIE WITH FRIENDS
SALMAN'S STAR STUDDED GANPATI PARTY
GOVINDA PRAYING TO GANESHA WITH FAMILY
Lord Ganesha is the mascot of good beginnings so people make sure to worship the deity whenever they start something new, including our MOVIES. Top Bollywood actors, directors and producers worship Ganesha with such gusto and fervor leaving behind their religious and class parities. Actors such as Salman Khan, Jeetendra, Shilpa Shetty , Govinda etc make sure that the 10 day festival becomes the talk of the town as they indulge friends and family in the festivities with full gusto and enthusiasm. Last year Salman Khan's Ganpati became the biggest fodder for media and the industry as he held an elaborate Ganpati Pujan inviting almost all of Bollywood to his Galaxy Apartment . Every Bollywood star celebrated Ganesh Chaturthi in their own special way and even this year is slated to witness some huge Ganesha Chaturthi celebrations in Mumbai.
GANESHA GOES GREEN
GREEN/ECO FRIENDLY GANESHA IDOLS
Each year Ganesh Chaturthi sees thousands of Indians thronging the streets as they sing dance and immerse in the colors of the festival. Each year brings with itself new trends in creating Ganesha's effigies- from edible chocolaty ones to Wheat Ganesha, the innovations are mind boggling!
Since the environmental effect of immersing Plaster Of Paris made /chemical painted effigies is very negative, Celebrities and influencers started the trend of GREEN GANESHA.
Now you can see Ganesha Idols made of organic material or even edible effigies as so many people are showing as much respect and care for mother nature as they have for Ganesha himself. Chocolate idols, Idols made up sweets, vegetables, fruits and even wheat etc are the latest "IT" Ganeshas to have hit the markets. With celebs such as Salman and Shilpa Shetty backing the cause of an ECO FRIENDLY GANESHA, even common folk have started doing their bit by ditching the chemical versions and going GREEN WITH GANESHA.
DRESSING UP FOR GANESHA CHATURTHI CELEB STYLE
Last year, Ganesh Chaturthi saw our celebs showing their devotional connect by dressing very traditionally for it as most of them chose to wear suits and sarees. Some like Madhuri Dixit and Raveena Tandon opted for traditional tunics while others like Shilpa Shetty chose a pink saree to mark the celebration.
We are certain that Anarkali suits and sarees are going to remain a popular choice of attire for Ganesha Chaturthi celebrations and hence Peachmode has curated a Ganesh Chaturthi Special Collection of some beautiful traditional sarees, Suits, lehengas for the occasion. You can chose from a huge variety of styles for yourself and your loved ones to create a special look for Ganpati.
We can't wait to see what trends emerge this year as the country gears up for roars of GANPATI BAPPA MORYA once again. Wishing you a very HAPPY GANESH CHATURTHI in advance.