Shri Maharashtra Panchayat, an organisation for Maharashtrians in Karachi, has been celebrating the Ganesh festival since the pre-Independence era
The Hindu-Maharashtrian community of Karachi celebrated Ganesh Visarjan with much zest and zeal to bid adieu to Ganpati Bappa. The festival in celebrated with equal fanfare and fervour in the Pakistani Metro. Shri Maharashtra Panchayat, an organisation for Maharashtrians in Karachi, has been celebrating the Ganesh festival since the pre-Independence era.PLACES REJOICING IN GANPATI CELEBRATION
This year also Karachi saw cheerful celebrations of the Ganesh festival at the Ganesh Math Mandir in Doli Khata, Bori compound area, Swami Narayan Mandir and the famous Shiva Mandir at Clifton. The celebrations at the Doli Khata and Shiva temple in Clifton are the biggest celebrations in Karachi. The celebrations at the Shiva temple in Clifton was started by the late Krishna Naik.
Speaking to India Today from Karachi, Vishal Rajput, member of the Maharashtrian Punchayat said “the number of public celebrations has gone up. Karachi had around 25 to 30 celebrations, including those by non-Maharashtrians and the numbers are increasing every year.”
The idols of Lord Ganesha are generally immersed at the Nety Jetty in Karachi. Like any other Indian City, revellers take out procession to bid farewell to lord Ganesha. The minority Hindu community also celebrates other Hindu festivals like Janmashtami, Diwali with equal fanfare.