Happy Ganesh Puja
Photo and caption by Jennifer Attig
Ganpati is a Hindu festival celebrated on the birthday (or rebirth) of Lord Ganesha. Lord Ganesha is worshipped as the god of wisdom, good fortune, and prosperity. It is during this festival that Lord Ganesha is worshiped for a duration of ten days with use of colors, parades, drums and lights throughout the day and into late hours of the night. Although most of the Indians in this photo live in a poor area of the city, there is always reason to unify as a community, celebrate, and cultivate faith in one of the thousands of gods in the Hindu religion.
Location: Pune, Maharashtra, India