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Guwahati: Maghi Ganpati celebrations

Maghi Ganpati celebrations

Sweets, prayers and merriment marked the Maghi Ganpati celebrations in the lake city on Thursday.
While the popular Ganpati Chaturthi is observed in the month of September, Maghi Ganpati, believed to be the day Ganesha was born, has a niche spot in the hearts of Thaneites.
The total number of Maghi Ganpati celebrations, both private and community, have risen to 706 this year from last year's 695.
Kameshwari Kulkarni, a Vartak Nagar resident said, "While we bring Ganpati home during Ganesh Chaturthi, we also celebrate Gajesh Jayanti in a small way at home. We pray to the small Ganesh idol at home and offer sweets and flowers. As it comes in the auspicious month of Magh, we believe it has a deep spiritual significance."
"This is the day Ganpati Bappa was born and we have been celebrating it for the last 15 years. All the nine members of our family begin preparations a month ago. We use eco-friendly decorations made of newspapers. The one-and-a-half-day celebration starts with prayers.