Ludhiana, September 2: The 10-day festival of Ganesh Chaturthi for celebrating the birth of Lord Ganesh has begun on September 2. The festivities will continue till September 12. The festival is celebrated with great fervour across states in the country. People install idols of Ganpati at their homes and immersion takes place on the second, fifth, seventh and the tenth day of the festival. There is a lot of commotion and a rising concern for the environment due to the immersion of idols in water bodies. In an eco-friendly way of celebrating the festival, a restaurateur in Ludhiana Harjinder Singh Kukreja every year installs Ganesh Idol made of Belgian Chocolate. Chocolate Ganpati Immersion in Ludhiana: After Unique Visarjan, Milkshake Distributed to Underprivileged Children.
This year also, the idol made of more than 100kg chocolate has been installed by Singh. He also posted a picture of Ganesh idol on his twitter handle. After the immersion of the Ganesh idol in milk, the resultant chocolate milkshake will be served to people. The entrepreneur has installed the Ganpati Idol made of chocolate for the fourth consecutive year. Ganesh Chaturthi 2019: Sudarsan Pattnaik Creates Sand Ganesh With a Message ‘Say No to Single-Use Plastic’.
Harjinder Singh's Tweet:
This is our 4th consecutive year of the Chocolate Ganesha! It took a team of 20 chefs, 10 days and 100+ Kgs Belgian Chocolate to make this eco-friendly Ganesha. pic.twitter.com/EN85okaNx8
— Harjinder Singh Kukreja (@SinghLions) September 2, 2019
Last year, Singh installed a Ganpati idol of 65-kg made from pure Belgian chocolate. The restaurateur runs a cafe called ‘Belfrance’ which is known for delicacies made out of Belgium-imported pure dark chocolate. The idol was made by 20 chefs. Singh believes in celebrating the Ganpati festival in an eco-friendly manner. Ganesh Chaturthi 2019 Date: Significance, Rituals, Celebrations Related to the 10-Day Ganpati Utsav.
Video of Chocolate Ganpati Idol Installed by Harjinder SIngh Kukreja:
The festival of Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated with great enthusiasm in Maharashtra. It is also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi or Vinayaka Chavithi. In Mumbai, various public pandals are set up. Lalbaughcha Raja and Mumbaicha raja are some of the most famous Ganpati pandals of the maximum city. Devotees throng these pandals in large numbers to have a glimpse of Lord Ganesha. The immersion of idols of these pandals takes place on the 10th day.