Celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi with the Indian Diaspora
The Indian Diaspora in the UK will be celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi on the 17th of September. Revering the God of strength and remover of obstacles known as Ganpati or Ganesha, Hindus will be worshipping Him for the next 10 days following a Visarjan (immersing in water) on the final day.
Celebrated with gusto especially in Maharashtra, Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated in the UK with great gusto. Here are the top events taking place in the UK:
Maharashtra Mandal Celebrations
Maharashtra Mandal London is celebrating their 25th year of the traditional Ganesha Festival.
Dates: 17th to 27th September, 2015
Venue: 306 Dollis Hill Lane NW2 6HH
Maha Ganapathi Utsav Samithi
For the first time the celebrations will be brought to the Midlands at the Pragathi Mandal.
Date: 19th September
Venue: Shree Birmingham Pragathi Mandal, 10 Sampson road, Sparkhill, Birmingham, B11 1JL
Marathi Mandal Reading
An afternoon filled with Pooja, Aarti and Prasad followed by delicious food and competitions for kids to participate in.
Date: 19th September from midday to 3:30pm
Venue: St Joseph’s Catholic Church, Berkshire Dr, Reading, West Berkshire RG31 5JJ
Hounslow Ganeshotsav Mandal
Thousands are expected to attend this festival and as usual there will be a procession to the immersion venue along with music and dances.
Dates: 17th to 18th September 2015
Venue: Laxmi Narayan Temple, 60 Neville Close, Hounslow Central, London TW3 4JG
Slough Mitra Mandal
The Hindu Cultural Society are organising this for the 5th time ‘The Ganpati Festival’ in Slough at Slough Hindu Temple. The celebrations at the temple will be for 6 days only,
Dates: 16th to 21st September 2015
Venue: Slough Hindu Temple, Keel Drive, Slough SL1 2XU
Ganesh Visarjan, Southend-on-Sea
In the past as many as 18,000 people have attended from all over UK. There is a food tent and live music for singing and dance and at the end of the day, Ganesh is immersed in the sea while showered with flower petals.
Dates: Sunday 20th September 2015
Venue: East Beach, George Street, Shoeburyness, Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS3 9AF
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