Ganpati festival 2015 is coming, and they’ve laready started constructing the temples here and there. I’m rather intrigued what they are going to be like this year. Small, and big, simple and sophisticated, awkward and elegant – I’ve already seen so many of them. Sometimes the construction turns out so good that I wish they didn’t dismantle it once the festival is over. Here are some of the photos of Ganpati temples I’ve taken over the years in my neighborhood. I’ve never been inside, in spite of all the invitations, so I’m not sure what the interiors are like, but it seems to me it’s the exterior that makes a temple worthy of being Ganesha’s temporary home.
So, here are the photos:
Beautifully lit red structure looks especially impressive in the dark:
I liked the geometric shapes of this design:
This golden one was nothing special in the day time, but simply magical at night.
This was not a very successful attempt, to my mind – the “stone work” was not really that convincing. Still, it served the purpose 🙂
the intricate golden design of this Gapati temple was rather captivating.
These two are rather simple.
And this is one of my favorite Ganpati temples – there are lots of details to catch one’s attention.
And this is how it looks at night:
Hope you’ve enjoyed the collection and I promise to keep adding to it. Let’s see whether Ganpati temples 2015 are going to be worthy enough 🙂