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Ganesh Chaturthi Utsav
The murtis of Lord Ganeshji are decorated and adorned in different styles at various festival sites in Amdavad. For ten days the murtis are worshiped by devotees and festive celebrations held in Lord Ganeshji's honor.



Jal Jilani Festival at the Shree Swaminarayan Mandir

Every year after ten days of Ganesh puja at the Shree Swaminarayan Mandirs, the murti of Ganeshji is festively paraded on Jal Jilani festival at the mandir grounds or on the streets of the city. A maha-puja is conducted wherein Thakorji and Ganeshji are worshiped and taken on a boat ride. The ritual culminates in ceremoniously placing Ganeshji in the waters of a river, lake or ocean .






This year Swamishri celebrated the Jal Jilani festival in Los Angeles, USA (9 September, 2000) and ceremoniously placed Ganeshji in the waters of a lake.

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