September was the month of Ganesh Chaturthi. Also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi, it is a Hindu festival celebrating the birth of Ganesha – one of the best-known and most worshipped deities in the Hindu pantheon. His image is found throughout India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Bali (Indonesia), Bangladesh and Nepal. Hindu denominations worship him regardless of affiliations. Devotion to Ganesha is widely diffused and extends to Jains and Buddhists as well. Although he is known by many attributes, Ganesha’s elephant head makes him easy to identify. Ganesha is widely revered as the remover of obstacles, the patron of arts and sciences, and the lord of intellect and wisdom.
As part of Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations, Sakha Global organized several fun & spiritual events, including:
- Engineering eco-friendly Ganeshas’ from clay by various Sakha teams… The teams proved there was more to them than world-class software coding!
- Singing of devotional songs by the teams to mark the occasion… Some of them definitely have a shot at professional singing!
- Symbolic worship of Ganesha, with Vedic rituals!
- Distribution of yummy & healthy sweets fit for the occasion!
Here are some images from the above.