After several days of fasting, the Booneady family living at Western Boundary in Quatre-Bornes performed the “Murthi Stapna” early in the morning of Friday 10th September. After prayers and offerings made to God Ganesh, his devotees including relatives, neighbors, friends and acquaintances of the family worshiped his statuette throughout the night. This before his immersion in the river or in the sea on this Saturday 11th September. Celebrated particularly by the Marathi community and the Hindus, the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi is always colorful. It is also popular for all its folklore. Namely devotional songs, Jhakri dance, traditional clothes and cakes such as modak and kanawla.
God of knowledge who is revered in prayers, Ganesh is considered to be the destroyer of obstacles in life. However, this year due to the sanitary regulations linked to Covid-19, Ganesh Chaturthi will not be celebrated in crowd as usual. As no less than 50 people are allowed for the prayers by the authorities.