The Festival Of Energy, Passion and Devotion!

For every #Punekar “Ganeshotsav” is the favourite time of the year. These 10 days are the most important days of the year. These 10 days are filled with Devotion, Passion and Emotion. A festival dedicated to Ganapati Bappa, The Elephant God.

Almost every household bring a Ganapati Idol for certain duration ranging from 1 to 10. Everybody welcomes bappa with the chanting of  Ganapati Bappa Moraya” offer bappa his favourite food “Modak”. During the festival days Bappa becomes a family member!

Not just households but this fetival is celebrated socially too. not only Modak, tons of desserts, Decorations, Street Plays are few highlights of this festivall. But the best part of it is The Dhol Tasha Pathak .(Pathak is a Marathi word used for group of people who play dhol tasha).

Vibrant Groups perform their musical art in front of Bappa during the festival. The preparation starts nearly 2 months before festival. Every person makes time from his daily routine to enjoy the beats and offer his devotion to Bappa in such a way that is unique itself.

A still captured during a procession of Om Wadya Pathak… 

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This Pathak Named ” Om Wadya Pathak”. I am proudly associated with it since its inception in 2012. And since then its growing each year!

Om Wadya Pathak carries its different identity. It’s not just about Music but also Discipline! Offering Devotion to Ganapati Bappa with our music during Festival and Service for Society throughout year by various activities.

This years Ganapati festival just ended on 15th September. This year was very special for us! We stood up to the expectations of spectators and also grown up as a Pathak with a lot experiences.

The Preparation: Most Important part is to prepare your instruments for the “Miravnuk or Procession”

We all are discussing and preparing instruments for the Miravnuk… 

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This video is of Bhagwa Dhwaj which is most Sacred and Important part of our Pathak. Every Dhwaj Dharak ensures this sacred Bhagwa Dhwaj always always remains High enough and give Inspiration to each and everyone in the Pathak.

Rains cannot stop us! The Show must go on! 

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Dhwaj Gat while Performing “Barchi Nrutya” A specially synchronised Dance Form… 

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Volunteers with Dhol and Tasha are always behind “Dhwaj Gat”. Aligned in a line with Discipline.

The awesome picture of all Dhol and Tasha Players during the Miravnuk… ©OmWadyaPathak

The Tasha Gat… 

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Energy Redefined… 

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Om Wadya Pathak at its best

More videos on Youtube!

http://youtu.be/XlKdsOGqcfo

OurYoutube Channel:

https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCG7Q5J-bqDLtm7iiLkWuY7A

Facebook Page:

https://m.facebook.com/omwadyapathak/

This is the best time of the year! Being a “Vadak” teaches a lot of things. Discipline, Social Values, Endurance! It also gives so many new friends each year and countless memories which are always near to heart!

This is what we live for. We wait for this festive season of the year to live the life. ©OmWadyaPathak

Now it will be a long wait of 10 months that we will play dhol again! Everytime I see this photo, it gives me goosebumps and my mind lost in the treasure of memories and I hope that next year My Bappa will come early and I will be again playing dhol for Bappa with my friends who are family and together we are called as “OM WADYA PATHAK” .


।। गणपती बाप्पा मोरया, पुढच्या वर्षी लवकर या ।।

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16 Comments Add yours

  1. mukul chand says:

    superb, you brought back lovely memories of Ganapati.

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    1. panya219 says:

      Thanks a lot…

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      1. mukul chand says:

        welcome, Pune for Ganapati is outstanding

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      2. panya219 says:

        Absolutely… No doubt! 👍👍

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  2. Wow to your post..!!

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    1. panya219 says:

      Thanks a lot… 😊

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  3. MinionSays says:

    I witnessed it last yr.. it probably is the best of times at pune.. people from other states are really mesmerized by the way this festival shapes itself..just so so exquisite.. thanks for sharing .😃😃🌼🌼🌸🌸

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    1. panya219 says:

      Thanks a lot for nice words… Indeed it is the best time in Pune… These preparation goes on for 2 months. So whole rainy season is so😊 awesome. We always wait for this time of the year…. You will be surprised that our Group have many people from other states, they enjoy it thoroughly… Its Euphoria! 😊😊😊😊

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      1. MinionSays says:

        oh yes I know the feel.. we danced out heart out.. just couldn’t resist.. keep playing more.. keep up the good work 😃😃🌼🌼🌸🌸My best wishes

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      2. panya219 says:

        Thank You So much… .😊😊😊😊

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    2. panya219 says:

      Playing dhol is so energetic that we gather the energy for the whole year during these 10 days of Ganapati Festival..!😊😊😊😊

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      1. MinionSays says:

        ☺☺😃🌼🌼

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  4. You have captured the spirit of the festival wonderfully.

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    1. panya219 says:

      Thanks a lot! May be I was able to do it because I was a part of it…! 😊

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  5. Great post. I miss pune so much during ganeshotsav. 😦

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    1. panya219 says:

      Yes indeed. Only 80 days to go for this years Ganeshotsav. Cant wait really! 😊

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