The festival of Ganeshotsav, which starts with the birth of Hindu God Lord Ganesha is being celebrated in the country. The central states of Maharashtra, Goa and few states like Karnataka, Tamil Nadu down South, celebrate it in much fanfare compared to the rest of the country. Although, the belief in Lord Ganesha remains prominent among all the Hindus. Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated even across the borders. But the greatest example of communal harmony comes from Pakistan. While history and politics write the two nations as constantly warring as 'enemies,' a video from Ganeshotsav celebrations from Karachi has come up on social media. Temple in Pakistan Has a Hindu School Where Salaam Greets With Jai Shri Ram!
Ganpati festival in Maharashtra especially sees a lot of fanfare and jubilation. There are a song and dance routines, during getting the Ganpati idol home and even during the immersion process. Besides even in the household celebrations, aartis and bhajans are playing along. The video from Karachi shows the same vibrant energy among the people celebrating the festival. People are seen dancing in circles to popular Ganpati song Morya Re from the film Don. There is another video in which they are chanting the popular song and phrase Ganpati Bappa Morya. From Chocolate to Ganesha With Banana Flowers, These Eco-Friendly Ganpati Idols Are a Treat to Devotees.
Take a look at the video people celebrating the joy of Ganeshotsav from Pakistan:
This video has also received a lot of heartfelt comments from people praising the unity. People have expressed how happy they have felt seeing the same. Well, we too resonate with this feeling. The festival of Ganesh Chaturthi when it first started by Lokmanya Tilak had the motive to get people together to fight against the Britishers. Over the years, people of different communities get Lord Ganesha home and pamper him for specific days.
It is good to see similar excitement brought in by our neighbours as they enjoy the Ganpati festival. We need more such instances to bring in the feeling of harmony amongst the people of both the nations. What do you think about these celebrations from Karachi?