Indian-Americans in New Jersey are preparing for the grand Ganesh Utsav 2016 celebrations on Newark Avenue in Jersey City.
Ganesh Utsav on Newark Ave will feature a 14-ft tall idol of Lord Ganesh.
Asking an Indian “Who is Ganesh” is like asking Bobby Jindal Who is Jesus.
Rivaled in India only by film stars Rajinikanth and Salman Khan in popularity, Lord Ganesh aka Ganpati (son of Shiv and Parvati) is the most beloved Hindu God.
Indians believe that once you surrender to Ganesh and prostrate at his feet, good things start raining and all obstacles vanish into thin air.
Lord Ganesh’s blessings guarantee a H1B Visa at the American Consulate in India, relief from the ‘bench’ after entering USA, super-quick H4 Visa for the spouse, fast Green Card processing, rapid promotion in the IT/Software/Security Analyst job, 100% occupancy at the Patel motel and only male children.
Ganapathi Bappa Morya, Purchya Varshi Laukar Ya (O Lord Ganesha, come again next year fast).
Ganesh Utsav on Newark Avenue
Besides a 14ft idol, a 1,000-lb modak – favorite food of Ganesh – will be on display at the Ganesh Utsav this year.
Scheduled from September 5-11, 2016, the Ganapati festival will include regular Poojas and a variety of cultural programs.
Dance and music programs will be held in the evenings.
Ganesh Darshan & Aarti
Free darshan to Ganesh is available from 10AM-10PM from September 5-11, 2016.
There will be three Aartis daily.
Admission to Ganesh Utsav 2016 is free.
If you have the blessings of Lord Ganesh, nothing can stop you.
Ganesh Utsav Location
Until last year New Jersey Ganesh Utsav was celebrated on Oak Tree Road in Edison.
But the 2016 New Jersey Ganesh Utsav has moved to Newark Avenue in Jersey City.
Ganesh Utsav 2016 Location: 792, Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306.