Watch this 1-minute video (Reuters) of Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations in Paris
Paris, Sunday, August 28,2016: More than 4,000 Hindu devotees thronged the streets of Paris to celebrate the birth of Ganesh, the elephant God in Hinduism. Worship of Ganesha is a common practice in India, particularly in the beginning of any auspicious event, example marriages. Ganesha is the son of Lord Shiva and Parvati and is considered to remove obstacles and problems.
Devotees in Paris celebrated by playing drums and walking barefooted.
The crowd in Paris consisted of Indians and Sri Lankans. However,local Parisians also joined in to be a part of the experience of Hindu culture.
Even though Ganesh Chaturthi falls on September 4 this year- in a week from now, abroad celebrations may not happen the exact date.
Here is the brief video (Reuters):
As we had published in another article on Ganesha Chaturthi, here is some more info: One of the major festivals in Hinduism is Ganesh Chaturthi. It is celebrated as the birthday of Lord Ganesha on the fourth day of bright fortnight of Bhadrapada month of Hindu calendar (September/ October). Lord Ganesha is the god of wisdom as well as of good fortune. He is believed to be the son of Lord Shiva and Parvati.