Ganeshotsav 2018

Full details about all the 11 days of our Ganeshotsav are provided below.  If you still have any clarifications then please email president@mmlondon.co.uk

Volunteers

In order to successfully get this big function underway, we do need help of volunteers and if you can help in any way, shape or form then please email your availability (what day and what times you are available to help in Mandal) to Ajinkya Bhave on ajinkya.bhave09@gmail.com

Or you can also fill the online form on https://www.mmlondon.co.uk/become-a-volunteer/ page. Please read all terms and conditions before filling the form.

Programme Schedule

Please keep visiting the website for more information and programme enhancements.

Day 1

Thursday, 13th September 2018

16:30 onwards Praan Pratishthapana Pooja

Followed by Aarati

Followed by Prasaad (Light Meal)

Day 2

Friday, 14th September 2018

Mandal will be open for Ganesh Darshan from 11:00 am onwards

Daily Poojas will start from 16:30 onwards which will be followed by Aarati and Prasad (unless otherwise mentioned and hence you are advised to look at the details provided against each day).

Day 3

Saturday, 15th September 2018

Mandal will be open for Ganesh Darshan from 11:00 am onwards

Poojas will start from 16:00 onwards which will be followed by Aarati and Prasad.

We aim to start the Baal Darbaar programme as early as possible after the Pooja, Aarati and Prasaad … probably from 6:30 pm onwards.  So parents and kids are requested to be present from that time onwards.  However depending on the number of devotees we may have to adjust the timing accordingly.

Baal Darbaar is our flagship event to showcase the young talent within our community.  If you have not already provided names and wish to do so then please get in touch with Sudha on the email ID ragas_v@yahoo.co.in

Once the Baal Darbaar is over we will have an insightful, research-based talk by Dr. Sharad Hebalkar* on the topic of the re-discovery of our lost Vedic river – Saraswati.

*All India Secretary: Akhil Bharatiya Itihaas Sankalan Yojana, Founder & Secretary: haratiya Anusandhan Parishad, Editor: Anusandhan Patrika and Itihas Darpan – International Research Journal.

Day 4

Sunday, 16th September 2018

Atharvashirsha Sahastravartan

There is NO need to RSVP to attend.

We will start the proceedings from 10:30 am onwards for a sharp 11:00 am start. This pooja will then be followed by full meal to all the attendees. 

Evening normal pooja will start from 16:30 onwards. 

There are no additional programmes in the evening after Aarati and Prasaad.

The Real story of “Taj Mahal”. Another interesting research backed insightful talk by Dr V. S. Godbole. This audio-visual presentation will be after the Atharvashirsha Pooja and Prasad is over.  Approximately anytime after 12:30 pm.

Day 5 to 8

Monday, 17th September 2018 to Thursday, 20th September

Mandal will be open for Ganesh Darshan from 11:00 am onwards

Daily Poojas will start from 16:30 onwards which will be followed by Aarati and Prasad (unless otherwise mentioned and hence you are advised to look at the details provided against each day).

Day 9

Friday, 21st September 2018

16:30 onward – Pooja, Aarati and Prasaad

19:30 – Amazing Antakshari

An opportunity for you to showcase your knowledge about Bollywood songs.  No need to RSVP.  Please be available after Aarati and you will be requested to participate. It is a competitive fun spirit to enjoy.

Day 10

Satuday, 22nd September 2018

10:30 – Atharvashirsha Sahastravartan

There is NO need to RSVP to attend.

We will start the proceedings from 10:30 am onwards for a sharp 11:00 am start. This pooja will then be followed by full meal to all the attendees. 

Evening pooja will start from 16:00 onwards. 

Yearly traditional cultural extravaganza will start from 19:30 onwards

Day 11

Sunday, 23rd September 2018

After fantastic 10 days of blessings this will be the 11th day where we will all gather to say bye bye and see you again to our beloved Bappa.

Uttar pooja will start from 11:30 am

The Aarati and prasaad will follow the pooja.

We will enjoy the Miravnook around our Mandal along with MML Dhol Beats UK – our Dhol Tasha Pathak.  This is scheduled to start at 3 pm and finish by 3:45 pm.

We will then be going in coach to Richmond to perform Visarjan.  This has to be pre-booked and the cost per person (irrespective of the age) is £10.  Please email president@mmlondon.co.uk if you have not already booked.  If the coach is full then we will have to politely decline your request.  Hence the earlier you book the greater are your chances of being accepted.

The coach is scheduled to leave from Mandal at 4 pm, go to Richmond, perform visarjan and then come back to Mandal by 7 pm.  There will be no stops in between either to or from Richmond, so please do not request that the coach be stopped for your convenience.

PS: Do not request for your Murtis to be included along with that of Mandal Murti for visarjan.  We will NOT be taking any other Murti other than that of Mandal for visarjan.