Bollywood welcomes Lord Ganesha (w/gallery)

Published: September 10, 2013
Ganpati festival

Shah Rukh Khan tweeted this photo of Lord Ganesha in his home.

ALMAS MEHERALLY
VANCOUVER DESI

Bollywood is known to celebrate all religious festivals with great fanfare and Ganesh Chaturthi is no exception.

Celebrities not only welcomed the god of wisdom into their homes but also made social calls to other celebrity homes to partake blessings and modaks (special sweets distributed during Ganesh festival).

Bollywood stars Shah Rukh Khan and Priyanka Chopra tweeted photos of the beautiful idols they brought into their homes while other actors tweeted their best wishes on the occasion.

Beating of drums, cymbals and dancing are nearly always a symbol to mark any festival in India and the sounds reverberate through the neighbourhoods when the deity is brought home in trucks, tempos, cars or two-wheelers.

Check out photos of celebrities marking Ganesha Chaturthi

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Bollywood welcomes Lord Ganesha

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Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty (C) and her husband Raj Kundra (L) pose for a photo near an idol of the elephant-headed Hindu God Lord Ganesh during the Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Mumbai. AFP/Getty Images

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