The most engaging festival of the year is just around the corner- Ganesh Chaturthi! A festival that is synonymous with pomp, fanfare, music, decorations, new beginnings and lots of celebrations. With the lockdown restrictions this year, meeting friends, extended family and pandal-hopping is not a possibility. However, there is still plenty to cheer about as this year brings a lot of opportunities to set up your own Ganesh Pandal at home.
Most of us have been working from home and quarantining with our families hence we have been looking for festivals to celebrate the togetherness amidst all the uncertainties. So, what better way to welcome the beloved Lord Ganesh than by adding a unique touch this unique year? We have got your back in helping you with how you can do just that.
Add that dazzle to the décor
The most vital, time consuming, yet exciting, part of the festival is setting up the décor. The most important things during this festival are flowers and garlands to adorn the idol. And with so many DIY videos and tutorials, you can get as creative as you want with the decorations. Use artificial flowers, origami’s etc to spruce up the place. Using dim lights, tea lights and incense sticks are perfect ways to create an auspicious ambience. Decide on the idol’s place and decorate it with flowers, adornments, baubles, and lights based on whatever theme you want.
Let the music play
No festival is complete without dhol-tasha and devotional music to build that celebratory atmosphere and Ganesh Chaturthi tops the list. In the absence of live music, you can recreate the atmosphere by playing devotional music at home on your speakers. Shemaroo Entertainment has a variant like the Shemaroo Bhakti Shri Ganesha Bhajan Vaani speakers, they come pre-loaded with a collection of 221 devotional songs in the form bhajans, aartis, mantras, strotras and japs.
Moreover, legendary artists such as Sonu Nigam, Anup Jalota, Kailesh Kher, Suresh Wadkar, Anuradha Paudwal and many more have lent their voices to the verses. Users have the option to choose from two languages that include Hindi and Marathi. The well-designed portable Bluetooth speaker comes in a cylindrical shape with Bluetooth connectivity and Aux cable for consumers to use it as a music player. The device has a long battery life that runs up to 5 hours of backup and offers superior sound quality, which is powered by 5-watt speakers. This little box of happiness is sure to take the listeners down the memory lane of Lal Baug and Dagduseth temples.
Food for thought
The lockdown has forced many of us to tap into our culinary knowledge and build those skills. As good music needs good food to accompany any occasion, here’s the perfect chance to show off your skills in front of your family. With 2-min desserts and quick-fix meals, there is a lot you can do to add that delectable factor to your celebrations.
Fun with family
The festival time is the perfect way to catch up with your family at home and plan an entire weekend of bonding with fun activities. You can catch up on your favourite movies or binge watch the best series on your preferred platforms or check out some new music videos.
While things may not seem so lively outside this year, celebrations need not be impacted. A good set up and DIY, along with a creatively charged imagination is all you need to bring the happening Ganesh Chaturthi celebration within the comfort zone of your home and enjoy a safe and lively festival.