Ganpati Visarjan at Girgaum Chowpatty in Mumbai (Photo Source: PTI)
New Delhi :
As the 10-day-long mega Ganesh Chaturthi festival came to an end on Thursday, Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan along with his munchkin AbRam bid a grand farewell to beloved deity Lord Ganesha. Taking to his social media accounts, the 53-year-old actor shared a few glimpses of the Ganpati visarjan festivities at his Mumbai residence. While one of the pictures feature aarti thali, banana leaves and other puja materials near Lord Ganesha, the other one show little AbRam praying and worshiping standing in front of the idol.
"Pooja done...Visarjan done. Ganpati Bappa Morya! May the happiness of the world and beyond come into every household and for every family," King Khan captioned the pictures to wish followers on both Instagram and Twitter.
The pictures, which were shared some 11 hours ago, are going viral on both the sites. While the Twitter post has already garnered over 50,000 likes and 5,800 retweets, the pictures did a round with 788k likes on Instagram so far. The comment thread has also been flooded with several adorable remarks of SRK fans from across the world.
Pooja done....Visarjan done. Ganpati Bappa Morya!! May the happiness of the world and beyond come into every household & for every family. pic.twitter.com/D8pKXtZk3K— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) September 12, 2019
Notably, the post gives us a remembrance of SRK's 2018 Ganesh Chaturthi celebration when too he shared a picture of AbRam with a Ganesha idol and wrote, "Our Ganpati 'Pappa' is home, as the lil one calls him".
Amid pomp and gaiety, thousands of Lord Ganesh idols were immersed across the country, including Maharashtra, which witnesses maximum festive grandeur and hosts some of the best Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations.
Devotees performed one last puja and chanted "Ganpati Bappa Morya, Pudachya Varshi Lavkar Ya" (Hail Lord Ganesh, come back fast next year), before carrying the idols of the elephant-headed God on flower-decked vehicles accompanied by troupes of drummers.
The festival, started by Lokmanya Tilak over 100 years ago, was this year marred by looming clouds of economic slowdown and the devastation caused by floods after heavy rains in some parts of Maharashtra, including the financial capital Mumbai.