Monday, August 31, 2009


GANESH CHATURTHI It was Lokmanya Tilak who first initiated the public celebration of Lord Ganesha in 1892, in a bid to mobilize people to fight for swaraj. Considered by Hindus as God of wisdom, knowledge, and prosperity He is worshipped throughout India. But it is in Maharashtra that the deity, considered by all as the first among all gods is welcomed like an honoured guest. He is given pride of place and worshipped. No new venture, like an inauguration of a company, shop, laying the foundation of a building, weddings, entering a new home is deemed complete by Hindus without Ganeshji's puja. Ganesh Chaturthi reflects the cultural richness of the state of Maharashtra and is a major 10 day festival (between August and September) where thousands of varying size idols of Lord Ganesha are immersed on the last day by huge procession of worshippers shouting Ganpati Bapa Morya a farewell of sorts, in the Arabian sea. In Mumbai itself about 10,000 small and large pandals are erected. Legend Lord Ganesha is the elephant headed son of Shiva and Parvati The story goes that with Lord Shiva being away for a long time, his wife, Goddess Parvati created son Ganesha using her divine powers to protect herself.
When the lord returned Parvati was in her bath, and Ganesha had been instructed not to let anyone in . Angered by Ganesha's refusal to enter his own house, Lord Shiva chopped off his head. When Parvati came out of her bath, she was shocked and cried. To pacify her, he said that the head of Ganesha would be replaced by the first creature that he saw, which was an elephant His head was cut off and placed on Lord Ganesha and life was restored. To please his wife further he bestowed upon Ganesha the powers of a God and blessed him that no activity will begin without invoking his name and blessings.
GOKUL ASHTAMI Human pyramids are formed in an attempt to break an earthen pot strung 50 feet up, to get at the money/milk/fruits in it. Legend Lord Krishna as a child used to steal curds with the help of his friends by forming human pyramids, to get at the pot containing curds (Dahi Handis) Gokul Ashtami is in August.
NAVRATRI Literally means 9 nights. People celebrate Navratri by dancing the traditional Garba & Dandia dances. These lively and exciting dances full of ethnic gaity and fun have become popular and a favorite with the jet setting young crowd in Mumbai.. What started off as a ritual has become a commercialized event. Navratri is celebrated by all and it falls between September and October.
DUSSEHRA A huge effigy is made of Ravan, the evil king of Lanka and then burnt to symbolize the Lord Ram's victory. This falls in October.DIWALI The festival is dedicated to Laksmi, the goddess of fortune, and Rama. The city is lit up the entire week of this festival accompanying bursting of firecrackers. For the Hindus it is the beginning of a New Year. Many companies give bonuses & sweetmeats to their staff to create goodwill, and start their new accounting year in this period.. Diwali is celebrated in October-November.
HOLI The festival of color. A Hindu festival, where people quite literally put color on their friends, and relatives. Bhang an intoxicating drink is consumed and a bonfire is lit the night before. Holi a one day celebration held in March.
CHRISTMAS The birth of Christ. The festival is celebrated by all Shops and Departmental stores vie with each other for more business by decorating their stores and having Santa Claus giving free gifts to children.
The Muslims celebrate Ramzan and Id. The Parsis celebrate their Parsi New Year, between July and August.


Besides being the financial & commercial capital, it has one of the largest cotton textile industries in the country. The biggest & busiest port in India. It has the largest source of oil and natural Gas. The largest stock exchange in India, and third largest exchange in the world! Mumbai is also the capital of India's Pharmaceutical Trade and Industry The city is a transit point- manufactured medicines come into the city from all over India and are stored in what are called central depots from where they are redistributed all over the country. Many multinationals & mega corporate head offices are located here, and the largest motion picture Industry in the world is here! The city is known for creating wealth, from the busy business tycoons to the beggars in the street everyone gets his share of the pie. 40% of India's GNP, is generated from this city. Its port handles 50% of the country's foreign trade. 40% of India's textile industry, and its citizens pay 1/3 of India's Income tax! Majorities of the people here are Hindus, followed by Muslims, Parsis, & Christians. The city has a growing population of 15 million. Due to the high level of congestion, population has grown in the suburbs and in Navi Mumbai particularly The city attracts a large number of migrants from the state and other parts of the country, specially from rural states.

information about Mumbai city

Formerly known as Mumbai it is the commercial & financial capital city of India. This port city (India's largest and busiest) accounts for a major share of the government's revenue, and has one of the world's largest harbour. In a recent survey of cities compiled, Mumbai is the fifth most expensive city in the world. 40% of this island city consists of reclaimed land from the sea.
This mega cosmopolitan city is a city of contrasts. The deceptively calm sea, its beaches and fishing boats, give lie to a city, which is bursting at its seams with population, pollution and space.
Over 60% of air pollution is due to the 7 lakh vehicles on the roads.
Space constraints have given rise to towering skyscrapers standing majestically next to sprawling slums ( Dharavi -Asia's biggest slum is here). Haute cuisine besides hawker stalls. World renowned designer labels and brands to exquisite made in India items.
People of various caste, culture, and religion inhabit the city, and due to this diversification the customs, languages, and even the food is of infinite variety. The language spoken here is Hindi & Hinglish which is street speak and slang a mixture of Hindi & English. The official state language though is Marathi. The city is multi religious, multi cultural, multilingual.

MHADA Samata Complex, Malvani, Malad-West

This blog is about MHADA Samata Complex, Malvani, Malad-West and the people who reside in Malvani. It’s been long time us people hearing that the mhada road will connect from Mindspace and Lokhandwala. Even it’s good to connect Metro link vai Versova (versova metro project is under plan) and malvani Mhada. We still waiting to hear from the government about the development of mumbai with more future for upcoming internal road links and metro to connect via malvani Samata Complex. Malad is the booming place now in Mumbai because of mindspace IT sectors, this will help saving travelling time going to Marve road and then malad linking road. Only one bridge is connected by the way of passing 2 wheelers vai Evershine nagar. When people of malad travel to mindspace its takes 30mins to reach, suppose if the bridge is connect it will hardly take 10mins, and the same problem for travelling lokhandwala by new link road, its takes more than 1 hrs to reach there. If the road is connected from Samata Complex it will take maximum 20mins and Mumbai people can save time. If we talk about info structure, malad malvani never had any info structure plans. And the bandra worli sea-link took 5.6km over the sea; if malvani will get connected it won’t take much long km range.