- Posted September 1, 2013 by
paris 18th, France
Paris: Ganesh Festival, 18th edition
Paris, September 1st, 2013
As every year since eighteen, Paris has celebrated the birthday of Lord Ganesh (*) in the 18th district, where lives a large part of the Indian population of the capital.
The opportunity for the Hindu community and the public to share a both religious and festive celebration in which musics, codors and scents are mixed in a wonderful kaleidoscope.
(*) “Ganesh Chaturthi is the Hindu festival celebrated on the occasion of birthday of Lord Ganesha, the son of Shiva and Parvati, who is believed to bestow his presence on earth for all his devotees in the duration of this festival. It is the day Shiva declared his son Ganesha as superior to all the gods. Ganesha is widely worshipped as the god of wisdom, prosperity and good fortune and traditionally invoked at the beginning of any new venture or at the start of travel.” (Wikipedia)