PUNE: The most awaited Ganeshutsav is all set to begin from September 19, leaving us with just under a month to prepare his welcoming. Against this backdrop, Ganesh mandal activists and citizens are actively engaged in planning the decorations and festivities. On Sunday (August 20), amidst heavy rainfall and the resounding beats of dhol tasha, the idol of the revered fifth Ganpati, Kesariwada, made its way to Pune.
A multitude of Puneites gathered to welcome their Lord, while others captured the moment on their mobile phones. The palanquin procession proceeded through Ramanbaug School, Omkareshwar temple, Narayan Peth police chowki, and finally reached Kesariwada.
In attendance were Deepak Tilak, President of Kesariwada Ganpati Mandal, Trustee Rohit Tilak, as well as current and former office-bearers. Rohit Tilak informed Lord Ganesh’s arrival, which is eagerly awaited throughout the year. However, the arrival of the revered Kesariwada Ganpati, the fifth in line, is determined annually based on the Tilak almanac. In line with this tradition, the deity arrived today. Over the course of the next month, Kesariwada will host a multiple of events and programs.