This festival is celebrated to mark the advent of the master of all knowledge, intelligence and wisdom, Lord Ganesha. In the morning, the students chant in chorus mantrams and hymns and later devotional songs adoring Lord Ganesha in the divine presence of Bhagawan Baba.The festival is generally celebrated for a couple of days sometime during Sep-Oct (Bhadrapada Shukla Chaturthi, according to the Hindu lunar calendar, to be precise).Devotional singing and spiritual activities go on in the Hostel and in the schooll till the final day when the statue of Lord Ganesha is taken out in a colourful and vibrant procession. The boys make large sets as chariots for the statue of Lord Ganesha on this day and circumambulate around the mandir before proceeding to the nearest water tank for the immersion of the idol.

 

Some impressions from the 2015 festival