Lucknow: The postal division’s load of letters might have drastically diminished with the arrival of know-how, however Lord Ganesha is getting sacks stuffed with letters from his devotees nowadays.
In practically half a dozen Ganesha pandals in Lucknow, Ganpati is named “Manautiyon ke Raja” (the king of needs) and devotes looking for an answer to their issues write letters to the Lord and put it in a delegated field.
Arvind Kushwaha, one of many organisers on the Jhulelal Park pandal says, “We have started the ‘Manautiyon Ke Raja’ pandal this year and we are getting two to three sack full of letters every day. We even provide pen and paper to the devotees so that they can write their letters in the pandal itself.”
The letters are learn out earlier than the Ganpati idol by the monks hoping that their prayers are answered.
“This is the belief that people have in Lord Ganesha. We are getting letters for solving litigations, pleas for jobs and requests for a good marriage partners. We have even received letters from people who are worried about the welfare of their friends in Kashmir. Some have petitioned for a promotion and some want relief from income tax problems. There are cases that should logically go to court but here it is only Ganesha who matters,” stated Rajiv Khanna, a member of the organising group.
The Ganpati Utsav is now celebrated in an enormous means in Lucknow although the state capital doesn’t have a sizeable Marathi inhabitants.
The pageant has grown in magnitude through the years within the metropolis and virtually each colony now has a Ganpati pandal of its personal.
“This year, we have sold the maximum number of small idols that people take to their homes. We did not comprehend the rush of customers and ran out of idols,” stated Atul Prajapati, an idol maker.
The craze for Bal Ganesha has additionally been unprecedented this 12 months.
“Those who bring Ganesha home are opting for Bal Ganesha while the pandals prefer big idols,” stated Atul.
The district administration can be dealing with a serious drawback throughout “visarjan” when idols are immersed within the Gomti river. “We did not think that there would be such a massive rush this year. We have designated only the Jhulelal Ghat for immersion and are trying our best to cope with the rush,” stated a senior district official.