Ganesh Chaturthi goes Online with Internetcha Raja; Technology + Religion at it’s Best!

Around India and some parts of the world, millions celebrate  Ganeshotsav, a festival celebrating by getting Ganesha idols at home. There are group of people who bring in the Ganesh Idols setup a theme and it becomes and attraction, on of them is Lalbaug cha Raja this festival lasts for 11 days, On the 11th day, the Idols of Ganesha are immersed into water, with Chants of “Ganpati bapaa Moriya, Pudchya varshi lawkar yeya” (meaning: Come soon next year.)

History

Many years ago, Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak brought Ganesha as a deity out on the streets. It was a unique move by this freedom fighter, which he achieved with the Ganpati visarjana or immersion procession, wherein the mass output of several Ganesh mandals is taken out on a parade on the final day of the Ganesh festival and taken to be immersed. This process was started in 1892 and is now prevalent virtually all over Maharashtra, with special emphasis on Mumbai and Pune. Lokmanya Tilak attached this mass celebration to increase national awareness about the Freedom movement. Herein, neighbourhood Ganeshas are worshipped and brought to immersion sites, where huge crowds gather to bid him an emotional and frenzied farewell.

 

Internet cha Raja

An online  competition  is launched on ‘moryare.com‘ to make it grand.

The contest, which is first of its kind, is meant for Sarvajanik Ganesh Mandals and household Ganapatis.  User based voting will be conducted on internet and the winner will be given title as ‘Internet cha Raja‘.

Since the launch of this contest, it has received  tremendous response from the users

User can register and participate in the contest by filling up the information about his houshold Ganpati or the Sarvajanik Ganesh Mandal, he is representing.

One user can nominate only one Mandal and one household ganpati. An online voting is being conducted, where each user can vote only once to each participated Ganesh Mandals and Household Ganpatis. User can also nominate the Idol for eco-friendly category.

 

Based on the voting the Winner will be chosen in each category, also 5 Consolation prizes will be given to runner-up mandals & households. Also to encourage the voters, 5 highest voters and 5 random voters will be chosen for the prize.

 

Since the launch of this contest, it has received  tremendous response from the online community. More that 50 Sarvajanik Mandals & houshold ganpatis have been nominated by the users in the first week. Also more than 1000 users have registered on the website and voted for their favourate Ganesha.

 

To Nominate and vote your Ganeshji, Logon to www.moryare.com

 

The DNetWorks Team