One about Ganesh Chaturthi: Sunday Musings #89

Aug 22, 202030 comments

After a long boring week where almost nothing happened, yesterday we celebrated Ganesh Chaturthi, which marks the birth of Vinayak or Ganesh – the elephant faced God in Hinduism. He is our God of new beginnings and thus one of our favorites.

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Typically we create the idol with eco friendly products like clay, turmeric or rice flour and decorate with flowers and leaves. After the festival, we dissolve the idol in water, preferably in a lake or beach, which used to be a carnival by itself – hoping our sorrows and misfortunes would dissolve likewise.

Sadly, as things change people are using idols made of plaster of Paris and they are pollutants and a menace too. We are planning to dissolve our clay idol in a bucket of water and then pour it out into the garden later today.

We cook sweet and salt dumplings called Kozhukattai or Modak, pot boiled legumes (usually chickpeas or peanut, called sundal) and pudding (Kheer) among other dishes. So yesterday I had such a big lunch that I promptly slept after that.

So how was your week?

What I read this week

Last week I read Virgin River by Robyn Carr for Maureen’s book club. I can’t wait to join the book club discussions soon.

What I watched this week

I am still watching Modern Family and currently at Season 9. I am already worried that I am gonna finish watching it all.

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I also finished watching Superstore on Prime. So what else should I start watching?

On my blog

In case you missed the posts from my blog, last week.

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Book review: Henna Artist, The by Alka Joshi

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I will be linking today’s post with Caffeinated reviewer’s Sunday post Meme.

Around the blogosphere

I went on blog hopping spree last week and these are the posts that I loved. I hope you enjoy them as well.

From the Insta-world

Here is what I posted on Instagram during the week. Give me a follow, will you?

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Let us chat

How was your week and what are your plans for the week ahead? Did you know anything about the Hindu festivals? Let us talk.

30 Comments

  1. Bianca

    Love your post!

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    • Gayathri

      Thank you!

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  2. vidya

    Virgin River has been on my TBR for a while now.. in And glad you had a great Chathurthi .. our Ganesha was made of turmeric and maida and we then put the dissolved ganesha water in the garden..

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    • Gayathri

      I am watching Netflix series currently and I am dubious about it.

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  3. Ashleigh

    Celebrations sounds fun, lovely post

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    • Gayathri

      Thank you!

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    • Gayathri

      Thanks!

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  4. Nadene

    The celebration sounds fun. I hope you had a good time.

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    • Gayathri

      I did, thank you!

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  5. Robin Loves Reading

    I enjoy Robyn Carr. I hope you enjoy the discussion.

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    • Gayathri

      I loved it, Thank you!

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  6. Kate @ Bitch Bookshelf

    I hope you enjoyed your festival. Great Insta photos as always. It has been a calm week here in NYC and I am back to work on site. 💖

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    • Gayathri

      Thank you, you made my day!

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  7. Stormi

    This sounds like a very exciting festival! Thank you for sharing

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    • Gayathri

      It is a real fun festival and thank you!

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  8. Whitney @ Sincerely, Whitney

    I’m not sure if you are a Friends fan, but your blog title reminds me of their episode names. 🤣

    I have been so curious about Virgin River after watching the Netflix adaption. It is definitely on my overwhelming TBR; who knows when I’ll get to it.

    Have a great week!

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    • Gayathri

      Yes that is what I was going for. Rewatched every FRIENDS episode at least thrice!

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  9. Heather

    That sounds like a lovely celebration and the food sounds delicious.

    Have a lovely week.

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    • Gayathri

      Yes it indeed was!

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  10. Yvonne

    Sounds like a wonderful celebration.

    I read Virgin River years ago and loved it. I still need to finish reading the series.

    Hope you have a great week!

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    • Gayathri

      Thank you. Yes Virgin river was a blast!

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  11. Polly

    I’ve been hearing amazing things about Modern Family! 😍 Also can’t wait to read The Henna Artist. 💙 I also featured Shealea’s post on my Sunday Post today. 😂

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    • Gayathri

      Yay! We have so much in common then~

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  12. jessicabookworm

    I hope you enjoy your Ganesh Chaturth celebrations, Gayathri 🎉 Take care and happy reading!

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    • Gayathri

      Thank you, I did!

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  13. Greg

    Hope you have a great celebration! I haven’t seen Superstore but I’ve heard of it- my watching has been down lately and I think I’ve started a million shows and they’re all in some stage of partially watched haha.

    Love the Queenie pic! Looks very nice there.

    Have a great week!

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    • Gayathri

      Thank you. I enjoyed Superstore!

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  14. Maureen @ Maureen’s Books

    Thanks for the mention Gayathri.
    And that celebration sounds fun. I love how you put the clay back in the water!
    Have a great week and happy reading!

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    • Gayathri

      Looking forward to the book club’s discussion.

      Reply

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