Bollywood stars celebrate the auspicious festival of Ganesh Chaturthi at their homes with their loved ones.
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Sarah Ali Khan and her mum, Amrita Singh, welcome Lord Ganpati home.
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Shraddha Kapoor colour-coordinates with her Ganpati.
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Malaika Arora, Seema Khan and Neelam Kothari visit Chunky and Bhavana Panday’s home for Ganpati.
Ananya Panday is all smiles.
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It’s a double celebration for Tamaannah Bhatia as she welcomes Bappa home on her mother’s birthday.
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‘The mood while welcoming Bappa home is more meditative this year but it’s always a special feeling,’ writes Sonali Bendre.
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Ajay Devgn shares a throwback picture from his visit to Mumbai’s famed Lalbaugcha Raja and says, ‘Lord Ganesha is the harbinger of all things good — peace, prosperity, progress, happiness & health. Let’s join our hands in prayer to welcome our favourite deity today. Ganpati Bappa Morya.’
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Eijaz Khan celebrates Ganesh Chaturthi with his lady love, Pavitra Punia.
The two had met inside the Bigg Boss house last year and this is the first year they are celebrating the festival together.
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Karishma Tanna seeks blessings from Lord Ganesha.
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Newlyweds Disha Parmar and Rahul Vaidya colour-coordinate as they welcome Ganpati Bappa home.
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Nia Sharma | looks festive ready in her white-and-red outfit.
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Yuvika Chaudhary and Prince Narula have gone all out for their Ganpati.
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Divyanka Tripathi and her husband Vivek Dahiya get ready to perform the Ganpati aarti.
The actress writes, ‘Ganpati Bappa Morya…means ‘Lord Ganpati, please come ahead’…& that’s what we are wishing for. May he come ahead and protect us all and help us ponder over difficult times with ease.
‘May we realise that God resides within us….hence, we are all powerful, unique, respectable & precious.’
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Karanvir Bohra proudly reveals, ‘This is the joy I feel when it’s that festival of the year #ganpatibappamorya. Even before I was born we have been getting Bappa home and the reason this year is so special is because my daughters Bella and Vienna made eco friendly ganesha with seeds in them, the tell me “dad this time we won’t send ganesha in the water, we will put him a pot and then we will make him into a tree, so he can be with us forever.” I was astound with the kind of sensitivity they have.
‘I will do the same thing with my Ganesha too…. keep him forever.’
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Maniesh Paul, his wife Sanyukta and their Bappa.
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Nikki Tamboli prays to Lord Ganesha.