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Ganesha Festival in Paris …

Ganesha Festival in Paris

The Hindu community in Paris celebrates the birthday of Lord Ganesha (Ganesha Chaturthi) with devotional procession …

The fire procession celebrating Lord Ganesha

Offerings and prayers to Lord Ganesha …

Pulling the chariot of Ganesha laden with flowers and sweet smelling jasmines …

Sandalwood covered coconuts along the streets awaiting to be smashed as soon as Lord Ganesha passes. For the Hindus the smashing of the coconut symbolizes the destruction of the Ego and merging with Brahman – the supreme soul.

Sandalwood covered coconuts

Musicians honouring Lord Ganesha ..

And Tamil dancers dressed in their spectacular costumes …

And here are more images …

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11 comments on “Ganesha Festival in Paris …

  1. Angeline M
    September 3, 2012

    Wonderful photos; and the colors are beautiful.

    • Photo Media
      September 3, 2012

      Thank you for the comments !

  2. Amresh Kumar
    September 3, 2012

    Its amazing very nice information love to read thanks for sharing .

    • Photo Media
      September 3, 2012

      Thank you …

  3. Still Times
    September 4, 2012

    Gorgeous photo’s and colors!

    • Photo Media
      September 4, 2012

      Thank you the procession was really spectacular :-)

  4. Coreen
    September 6, 2012

    Absolutely stunning. Love your photo’s

    Thank you so much for sharing.

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  7. joeldowling
    October 14, 2012

    Great photographs of such an interesting event!

    • Photo Media
      October 14, 2012

      Thank you for the comments …

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