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February 4th & 5th, 2017 | 11 am - 10 pm | Durga Puja Grounds

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Celebrations allow the transcendent to pierce through the routine of our daily lives.
They illuminate our values, bring us together, and create space for pure fun.

Becky Harlan

What to expect this year at Durga Puja Grounds on February 4 and 5, 2015?

Stage events that showcase talents in the fields of dance, yoga, singing, modelling, and acting. The variety entertainment program is an outcome of the relentless hard work of students and teachers of several dance groups that amalgamates into a production that is sure to leave the audience asking for an encore.

Celebrities who add glitter are:
Sherrin Varghese: On February 4, this singing sensation is set to light the stage on fire with his live electronica. Popularly known as Cherokee, a member of the all male band Band of Boys, Sherrin produces and performs live vocal electronica with organic instrumentation on all genres of music. He creates his own brand of Electro Pop, Complextro, Downtempo, Glitch Hop, Tech House and Deep He was earlier part of Band of Boys, the only boy band. With five albums, one Bollywood film, and television presence he is a wholesome entertainer, 15 years in the business, yet he is as fresh as the morning dew.

Sanjeevani Bhelande: She sang all the songs of Vidhu Vinod Chopra's Hindi movie Kareeb which was her first movie as playback singer. She won the Ashirwad best playback singer award for the song 'Chori chori jab nazrein mili'. Sanjeevani has performed more than 1000 concerts around the world. Her speciality is the classical based songs. She comperes, scripts and designs her shows. In her book and cd 'MEERA & ME', she has translated and sung saint Meerabai's poems into English. These were released by Mahesh Bhatt and Vidhu Vinod Chopra. Sanjeevani represented India in the Asia-Pacific broadcasting union (ABU) song festival held in Istanbul, Turkey in October 2015 and won accolades. Sanjeevani has sung in 11 languages.
Fashion Show brings you, besides well-groomed models, choreographer Ms. Vaishali Dake-Musale (Ms.Photogenic Asia-International 2015), Judges: Ms. Simran Ahuja (Ms India 2013), Ms. Nina Singh (Ms Punjab, Ms. Enigmatic, Tamil and Kannada Movie Actress).

Events from Rotary Club that feature you and only you:
Muffin Masters: Muffin Decoration by kids,
Flights of Fancy: Fancy Dress Competition, and
Voice of Powai: singers from all over Mumbai who have been selected after 3 rounds of auditions.

Street Plays brought to you by OPEN MINDS Productions, a holistic theatre training and production facility established in 2012 by Ms.Tejaswini Patwardhan, a professional scriptwriter and director in Hiranandani Gardens, Powai.
Child Labour and Depression - themes that touch your soul and awaken your conscience.

Partake in the carefully curated dining options, while all these shows keep you engrossed. Tempting wafts of warm flavoured food will excite your salivary glands. Sugary aroma of sweets blend with the salty spicy flavour of food of varied regions to entice you.

Let your kids run loose at the Fun Zone which features some safe, interesting & engaging games.

Shop till you drop as you stir out to explore the umpteen stalls, with exclusive products ranging from apparels, automobiles, beauty products & services, dress materials, health care, handicraft items, jewelry, toys, etc.

Gardening products: attractive pots that can easily fit snugly in Mumbai flats, indoor plants that can make your homes green and pleasant, manures and inputs that make it easy to grow these plants even if you doubt your green fingers; all in huge variety, never before seen in Powai.

 
Temple 1
The literal meaning of the word ‘Siddhivinayak’ is ‘Ganesha who grants all wishes’.

Siddhivinayak Temple at Prabha Devi, Mumbai is one of the places of worship that people across all religions and sects throng to for Divine Grace. If the elite of the country, be it Ambani, Amitabh, Salman or Sridevi, bow in obeisance before Him for breakthroughs; the commoners, be it student, bride, injured or job-seeker, come to Him with the faith that the best will happen for them. The crowd only seems to increase by the day and this only shows His benevolence has been experienced by all devotees and the people in His fold are increasing by the second. Serpentine queues on Tuesdays are a common sight and people from all over Mumbai walk barefoot to the temple.

The idol of Shree Siddhivinayak was carved out of a single black stone and is 2' 6" (750mm) high and 2' (600mm) wide with the trunk on the right. This is rather unusual appearance of Lord Ganesh. The upper right and left hands hold a lotus and an axe respectively while the lower right and left hands hold a rosary (japmala) and bowl full of "Modak" respectively. As it resembles the sacred thread, a snake appears on the left shoulder to right side belly. On the forehead of deity is an eye, which almost looks like the third eye of Lord Shiva. On both sides of the Lord Ganesh idol, are placed one idol each of Riddhi and Siddhi goddesses who are appearing like peeping out of the Ganesh idol from behind. Because of these two deities along with Lord Ganesh, this temple is known as the Siddhivinayak Ganapati Temple. These goddesses signify sanctity, success, wealth and prosperity.

Now, Powai-ites are blessed to have the replica at your door step. PowaiFest17 has brought this replica to Powai. Rotary Club of Bombay Powai seeks the blessings of this Omnipotent God for all the social causes that it champions.

Free Darshan is available right from 10 am to 9 pm on February 4 and 5.


 

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