Israeli Ambassador Celebrates Ganesh Chaturthi With a Taste of Maharashtra’s Cuisine| Twitter/ Naor Gilon
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On the auspicious occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi
, the Israeli Ambassador
to India, Naor Gilon
, embarked on a delightful culinary journey through the flavors of Maharashtra
at the Maharashtra House. He sampled a range of dishes, from Lord Ganesha's favorite 'Modak
' to the beloved street snack 'Vada Pav.'
In a tweet, Ambassador Gilon shared his experience, saying, "Ganpatti Bappa Morya. Embracing the festive spirit of Ganesh Chaturthi, we embarked on a delightful exploration of Maharashtrian cuisine and also tried Modak. Can you guess where our food journey heads next?"
During his visit, Ambassador Gilon had the opportunity to savor several famous local Maharashtrian dishes, including Sol Kadhi, Vadapav, Sabudana Vada, Zhunki, Dal Palak, Bhakar, Shrikhand, Puran Poli, and Lord Ganesha's beloved Modak.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi
also extended his greetings on the occasion, saying, "Happy Ganesh Chaturthi to the countrymen! Ganpati Bappa Morya
!" In another post, he conveyed his best wishes to the nation, "Greetings to my family members across the country on Ganesh Chaturthi. May this holy festival associated with the worship of Vighnaharta-Vinayak
bring good luck, success, and prosperity in the lives of all of you. Ganpati Bappa Morya!"
As the celebrations commenced, devotees gathered at various temples across India. In Mumbai, a morning 'Aarti' was performed at the famous Shri Siddhivinayak Temple. Tamil Nadu's Vinaynagar temple in Dindigul also witnessed a significant influx of devotees seeking blessings from 'Bappa.'
In Chhattisgarh's Raipur, a unique pandal resembling Bharat's successful lunar mission, Chandrayaan-3 aircraft, has been set up for public display.
's prominent Ganesh Utsav committees have erected elaborately designed pandals on special themes. Notably, a pandal inspired by the Chandrayaan-3 mission can be found at Kali Bari. Additionally, in Maharashtra's Pune, the Shreemant Dagdusheth Halwai Sarvajanik Ganpati Trust has created a Ganesh pandal with a theme inspired by Ayodhya's Ram Temple.