Television and film actor Gurmeet Chowdhary and his wife Debina welcomed Lord Ganesha home for Ganesha Chaturthi.
Says Gurmeet Chowdhary , “Like every year, this year also we are celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi and I’ve made the idol myself. I am really excited .This is one of our favourite festivals !This is the time of the year my wife Debina and I wait excitedly for. Covid or no Covid, for us Ganesha Chaturthi is a must.”
Gurmeet Chowdhary feels this to be the most important of all the Hindu festivals. “Ganesh Chaturthi plays a significant role in our life. It is said that once Lord Ganesha enters your home it marks the start of a new and happy beginning so I have been looking forward to this festival since childhood!Debina and I have been celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi festival since at least 10 years”
What’s more, Gurmeet Chowdhary makes his own idol.”I have been making Ganpati idols with my own organic clay since the past 2 years. They have been the most special years for me because the devotion and feeling that comes from within while making an idol with your hand is surreal.”
Gurmeet Chowdhary ’s entire family participates in the Festival. “When Lord Ganesha arrives in our house, the entire family gathers to take care of him and it’s a pure and blissful feeling when he is home. During Visarjan, it’s always a bittersweet feeling of saying goodbye to him but hoping he comes back soon the next year again puts a smile on our faces.”
This year there is more reason to pray. “There is sickness and death everywhere. We will pray to Lord Ganesha to rid civilization of the Coronova virus.”