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Ridhhi Siddhhi Vridhhi hoti

Posted on: September 12, 2019

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Ganpati Bappa Morya
Pudcha Varshi Lavkar Ya

Ganesh Chaturthi is the festival celebrating the birth of Lord Ganesha. It falls on the Shukla Chaturthi (4th day after Amavasya) in the month of Bhadrapada of the Hindu calendar i.e. August-September of the Gregorian calendar. Now this is common to the whole of India. And everyone has their own list of prasad that they offer to the lord. And all the panchang reading elders will tell us that when the Chaturthi starts etc and for how many days the festival will be for (usually 10) but due to the lunar calendar that is followed there will be some ghatika calculations which will determine if the festival ends on the 10th or 11th day.

But thanks to Bal Gangadhar Tilak Maharashtra has a special way of celebrating it. There the devout bring home idols and do pooja for a day and half and give a send-off to their favourite god on the next day that is on Panchmi. Then there are also those who keep the lord in their homes for five days. In between they also have a Gauri sthapana and worship the mother and son together for 2 days and then see them off on the 5th day. That day is Gauri visarjan.

Then there are the Sarvajanik Ganesh Mandals. It is here that the youth get to show their ideas of decoration, event organisation etc. The mandals dedicate themselves to various causes and highlight this in their pandals. There is the usual bhajans playing through the 10 days of the festival etc. Then on the 10th day that means Anant Chaturdashi day there is the aarathi, the final pooja and then the idols along with all the flowers used for decoration etc are taken for immersion. The large ones are on open trucks and we have all the young revellers dancing to the beat of Nashik Dhols and recorded music and the cry of GANAPATI Bappa Morya filling the air space. (Environmentalists will call it high decibels of noise pollution). And there are the large numbers of people out on the streets till wee hours of the next morning waiting to see the last huge one immerse in the sea. If I am not wrong the last one is always Lalbaugcha Raja.

Lalbaug is a locality in the old Bombay region. This is where during the freedom struggle Balgangadhar Tilak had started the practice of community worship of the Lord as a way to protest the diktat of limit on number of people congregating.

Lalbaugcha Raja has a story of its own. It seems the market at Peru Chawl was shut down in 1932 effecting the livelihood of the fisherfolk and other vendors who operated from there. These vendors vowed to Ganesha for a permanent place for their market. The collective efforts of the councillors and prominent local residents of those times the landlord Rajabai Tayyabji gave the land for the existing Lalbaug Market.

In 1934 as a thanksgiving or fulfilment of their vow (Navasa in Marathi) the traders and fisherfolk came together to start this sarvajanik pandal. Since 1935 the same family -Kambli family- has been designing the idol which has kept nearly the same “sitting pose” over the years. The idol is always around 18-20 feet tall. The parts are made at their workshop in the adjoining lane and assembled in the pandal. The grand old man of the Kambli family then comes and paints the lord’s eyes. The decoration is always contemporary and this year it was “Chandrayaan”. The visarjan procession of Lalbaugcha Raja is eagerly awaited through the lanes that it takes to reach Girgaum Chowpatty. There are special trucks, trailers and boats with pulleys that help take the idol kilometres into the sea so that it can be given a proper deep-sea immersion to match its size.

P.S.: the details about Lalbaugcha Raja are from a documentary that I saw last week on National Geography Channel.

We had the N. Chandra’s “Ankush” (1986) which used the Ganesh visarjan backdrop to show the rivalry between two Ganesh pandals and how it erupts into street fight.

In Remo D’Souza’s “ABCD- Any Body Can Dance” (2013) we had a sequence showing Ganesh Visarjan. There was this wonderful dance number and the song was true to the Ganapati Bappa Morya spirit. The movie had a collection of dance freaks who were essentially a part of Remo’s troupe most of who are independent choreographers now. in addition we have Prabhu Deva and Ganesh Acharya, in major roles in the movie, present in this song.

I thought that this song is ideal for today. The song is sung by Shankar Mahadevan & Vishal Dadlani. The song is written by one Mayur Puri and Sachin-Jigar are the music directors. This means that this song would have qualified in the series of “Music Director singing for another music director list” that we had from Arunkumar Deshmukhji a few years back. (Both Shankar Mahadevan and Vishal Dadlani are music directors as we all know).

This is the link to the song:-



Song-Ridhhi Siddhhi Vriddhi Hoti (ABCD-Any Body Can Dance)(2013) Singers-Shankar Mahadewan, Vishal Dadlani, Lyrics-Mayur Puri, MD-Sachin Jigar


riddhi siddi vriddi hoti
haan tere hi aane se
aur sundar yeh srishti hoti
haan tere hi aane se
moraya… aaa
ganpati bappa moraya!
pudcha varshi lav kar ya

man ke andhere kone mein
jo danav chupa hai moraya
uspe hi jai ho toh digvijai ho
teri tarah moraya
ganpati bappa moraya!
pudcha varshi lav kar ya

ho… lakh koi de hunkare
lakh koi dhamkaale
ho oo
hum teri raahon pe chalte
hum nahi rukhne wale
mera deva devon ka devta
mazha deva devon ka devta
pair ye rukh ne na sar ye jhukne na dega
morya re moraya
ganpati bappa morya
shambu sutaya shambu sutaya
lambodarya morya
morya re bappa morya
ganpati bappa morya

devaa… aaaaa ho ooo

sajjan ki aas
durjan ka naash
tu kai sa bindaas hai raja
tu kai sa bindaas hai raja
teri ho puja phir koi duja
tu sab ka vishwas hai raja
tu sab ka vishwas hai raja
hoo… oooo
yun toh sabhi devoke aage
yeh sar jhuka hai morya
par apna hai tu
ghar pe humare aaya hai morya
morya re morya
ganpati bappa morya
shambu sutaya shambu sutaya
lambodarya morya
morya re bappa morya
ganpati bappa morya

gan ganganpati gaja mukh mangal
didikita didikita didikita dhundhun
ta ta tai tha
jai jagavandhan vakratunda daani daata
vignaharan subhakaran dhagina dha
vignaharan subhakaran dhagina dha
vignaharan subhakaran dhagina dha
dhum kita dhum kita dha dong dha dong
dha da kita tha
dhadong dhadong
dha da kita tha
dhadong dhadong
dha da kita tha
morya re morya
ganpati bappa morya

deva aaa aaaa aaaa

hey… jal mein, thal mein
shristi sakal mein
van mein, rann mein, kan kan mein
taru mein, tran mein, gaj mein, gana mein
morya hai har mann mein
hey rang ki dhaare, ras fuhaarein
chhal chhal chhalke sarjan mein
tej hai, bal hai, shakti prabal hai
morya ke darshan mein re bappa
morya ke darshan mein re deva
morya ke darshan mein hey..
morya ke darshan mein…. ho

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