Celebrate ganesha birthday. A moment...
Last year i remember, whispered quietly in front the statue of ganesha " hope i have long life, so i can celebrate your birthday again with more flower and candle next year".
And my words were answered ...
Today i try to join the ganesha chaturthi celebration, just sit with many ganesha devote around. Do puja , chant and sing a song to celebrate Ganesha Birthday.
The bell rang, The priest read the holy words, the smell of incense fills the temple, invited Ganesha blessing to come...
Almost one hour Vedic hymns from the Rig Veda and Ganapati Atharva Shirsha Upanishad, and Ganesha stotra from the Narada Purana are chanted. I understand nothing, what i feel when i listen the hymns is peace and happiness inside a blessing prayer.
Aum shreem gam saubhaagya ganpataye
varvard sarvajanm mein vashamaanya namah
We ask for good fortune (sau-bhaagya) and many blessings and wishes (var-vard) for our current and future life-times (sarva-janam-me.n). We bow in homage (namH) to Lord Ganesha who protects us with long lives (avaShamaanya) of health and happiness.
All inside standing , clapping and singing. Be a sign that new hope will coming soon. Glowing like a "diya" the prayer light, that lit for ganesha all over the world.
I walk and start the auspicious beginnings of my life hope all without the obstacle. and full of joy, prosperity, good health, knowledge and wisdom .
Happy birthday Ganesha ...
All the picture take @
Chinmaya Family Jakarta
Mangala Vinayak Temple
Jl. Cikini 4 no.16 - Menteng