MUMBAI: As the ten-day-long celebrations for Ganesh Chaturthi began on Friday, several Bollywood celebrities took to social media to extend greetings on the auspicious occasion.
Actor Madhuri Dixit shared a video reel on her Instagram handle featuring herself offering prayers to Lord Ganesha on the sets of her dance reality show ‘Dance Deewane’. Sharing the video, she wrote, “Tumha sarvanna ani tumacya parivarala ganesa caturthinimitta hardika subheccha…!!!” (Happy Ganesh Chaturthi to all of you and your family … !!!)
Sonali Bendre wrote, “The mood while welcoming Bappa home is more meditative this year but it’s always a special feeling.”
Actor Ajay Devgn posted a throwback picture of his Lalbaug Darshan in Mumbai. He captioned the post as, “Lord Ganesha is the harbinger of all things good–peace, prosperity, progress, happiness & health. Let’s join our hands in prayer to welcome our favourite deity today. Ganpati Bappa Morya.”
Shefali Jariwala shared a picture of Ganesha idol and wrote, “Bappa aaye hamare ghar.”
Veteran actor Hema Malini also extended Ganesh Chaturthi wishes to his fans and followers on Twitter. “It is that time of the year when we welcome our beloved Ganeshji into our houses, seeking his blessings which he gives in abundance. This God of understanding and knowledge stays in our houses for 10 days encouraging camaraderie & happiness in society. Ganesh Chaturthi ki hardik shubhkaamnaye,” she tweeted.
Actor Anupam Kher also tweeted, “Aap sabhee ko ganesh chaturthee kee haardik shubhakaamanaen. Happy Ganesh Chaturthi to all of you.”
Bollywood diva Kajol posted a mesmerising picture of herself on Twitter. The actor looked exquisite in a yellow Paithani saree, teamed up with matching jewellery. Sharing the picture, she tweeted, “Welcoming the ‘Vighnaharta’ with immense joy. #HappyGaneshChaturthi.”
Actor Varun Dhawan, Taapsee Pannu, and Karan Johar among actors also sent wishes to their fans and followers on the special occasion.
Kaushal Tandon wrote, “May the Vighnaharta, Lord Ganesha fill your life with love, peace, abundance and good health. On this pious day of Samvatsari, I seek for forgiveness from any of you whom I have ever hurt with my words or actions. Knowingly or unknowingly* Ganpati Bappa Morya! A Happy and blessed Ganesh Chaturthi to everyone!”
Goldie Behl wrote, “May the destroyer of evil, grace you with peace and love; And blessings be showered upon you from heaven up above! Happy Ganesh Chaturthi! Avoid crowding, processions and please celebrate with your family in a responsible manner at home.”
The festivities began on September 10 and will conclude on September 21. The festivities will end with the final immersion of the Ganesha idols, called the Visarjan. The festival is celebrated with much grandeur in Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Gujarat among other states.