The drums were beating loud, the dances were ecstatic and the songs were hovering between the religious and the filmi. The festival tempo was high, the jaws – drooped.
There was zeal, vigour and colour as devotees moved to the beats of the dhol tasha. The sounds of the huge symbols, the lezium took over the sounds of the horns on the roads of Mumbai.
Asia’s largest Ganapathi visarjan had more than 3000 artists performing live from various parts of Maharashtra & South which included; Puneri Dhol, Nashik Benjo, Mumbai’s famous Dahi Handi Pathak, Varied Maharashtra Folk Dancers, 10- Maha Aarti at Juhu Beach & Captivating performances.
Coconut Cha Raja happens to be the only Ganpati celebration in Mumbai with a noble cause. Elaborating on the initiative, Director- Rashmin Majithia & Keyur Sheth – CEO of Coconut Media Box said “This year’s theme is Pearl & Gold which signifies purity. We introduced an initiative #IAMYOURBAPPA to help the people in need and fulfill any one wish which can be achieved by common people. Every person has an opportunity to fulfill 1 wish which he / she can afford. #IAMYOURBAPPA objective for this Ganesh Utsav is to achieve 5000 needy people”
While more than 4000 devotees were on the roads in a span of 4 hours, security of 300 Policemen ensured the processions made its way without hassles or untoward incident. Bappa ko Pranam Aur aap ko Salam an initiative to salute all the police men of Mumbai and appreciating them with token of gratitude & certificate