Visarjan : Goodbyes - #100happydays - Day 114

Today we bid farewell to our Ganpati and Gauri. It is always a bittersweet moment, letting go of our favourites with a prayer thanking them for blessing us every year, apologising for any mistakes we may have made and asking them to come back again real soon.

Initially we used to go to the beach for immersion but a couple of years back they started an artificial pond close to home and every year since we have been immersing our idol in the pond. Until last year Ronav would cry to see Ganpati go and couldn't understand the concept and Samaya was too little to really understand anything at all. This year Ronav did't cry but Samaya did to see her Ganpati go. It was Ronav explaining to her that Ganpati needed to go see his mama and will be back again soon. Its amazing to see how just a year can make such a difference in a child's maturity level.

One of our very favourite traditions is even more dear to us now that the kids participate in it so beautifully.

Mooshik vaahan modak hast, Chaamar karn vilambit sootra, Vaaman roop maheshwar putra, Vighna vinaayak paad Namaste

(Vinayaka! The remover of all obstacles, the son of Lord Shiva, with a form which is very short, with mouse as Thy vehicle, with sweet pudding in hand, with wide ears and long hanging trunk, I prostrate at Thy lotus-like Feet!)

This is a part of MY #100happydays challenge - a way to remind myself to pause and find happiness in the little things in life and to live in the moment. To be grateful for all that I have, every single day. Hopefully you will join me in this journey of self discovery and find your own happiness along the way.


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