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Ganesh Chaturthi 2017: History, significance, guide and routines of Ganpati festival

pandals consist of Goud Saraswat Brahmin (GSB) Seva Mandal at King’s Circle, which is considered to be among the richest mandals and known for their gold idols in the past (this year they will not feature a costly idol); and the Keshavji Naik Chawl pandal in Girgaum, one of the earliest pandals (125-years-old) and the pandal where none other than Tilak had actually come as a visitor.

Which are the very best locations to buy modaks?

If you are searching for Ukadiche Modak or steamed modak made of rice flour and stuffed with coconut, jaggery, and cardamom, go to Modakam near Prabhadevi or Aaswad in Dadar. For mawa modaks, see Panshikar Sugary foods in Girgaon and Dadar.

Why don’t individuals look at the moon during Ganesh Chaturthi?

A story goes that the moon when made fun of Lord Ganesha and the divine being cursed the moon. Thus, anybody who takes a look at the deity on Ganesh Chaturthi has to face the force of false allegations. According to a legend, Lord Krishna looked at the moon during Ganesh Chaturthi and was cursed leading him to be wrongly accused of stealing the precious jewel Syamantaka.

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