If you are a Mumbaikar you already know what is coming. If not, starting Friday, Mumbaikars are going to be busy with a certain Lord for eleven days and as is the nature of Mumbai – it will be madness.

Ganpati Bappa

Ganesh Chathurti

While there are a lot of cons to the said festival (traffic being just the tip of the iceberg, but then again if you live in Mumbai, it always forms a part of your ETA), this post is a shot of optimism as we look at the brighter and yummier side of the Ganesh Utsav.

Prasad and Modak and all their hundred varieties, because no one can eat just one

Source: BonGong

Eating Modak

Long weekend to get all the nothing done in the world!

Long Weekend Sleep Mode On

You can use the festive season as an excuse to bunk office, explain your lateness or just complain about the hopeless state of this city and its traffic.

Source: parakunnath vettakkorumakan payyan kshethram

Pandal hopping with friends for those endless selfies and posting avant garde photos on Instagram

The perfect excuse, in case the fashionista in you needs one, to bring out the festival clothing (go on, start the digging…we’ll wait)

Festive Clothing
Source: Pinterest

Excellent opportunity to win some cool goodies because of all the contests and giveaways on social media

Winning Goodies

Learn about some social causes thanks to all the innovative mandal themes

Social Message Themed Ganesh Pandal
Source: Nagpur Today

A beautifully lit up city as it dawns on its festive mode in every galli

Street Decoration During Ganpati

FREE FOOD with all the invitations pouring in from friends and coworkers

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Star gazing – no not the luminous kind – but the more desi Bollywood kind

Source: Lalbaug Ka Raja

Bring out the dancer in you with the impromptu Ganpati Dance.

So why don’t you get your festive face on and get this show on the road!

Ganpati Bappa Morya!

All gifs sourced from giphy.com

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