Monday, September 19, 2005

The last few Hours of Ganesh Immersion

We were about to enter the Tank Bund bridge, we were asked to take a diversion towards the Viceroy hotel as there was heavy traffic on the bridge. We had to take a longer trip of 6 Kms and 5 Hours for us to reach the Crane number 11 for immersion. Pic: snap of an Hyderabadi Auto Zooming past us We reached tank-bund at 8.10 AM .We got some time to rest and have Tea before reaching crane , around this Time our Counsellor and Friend Shiv Kumar had to attend an emergency at Home. The Authorities made some innovative arrangements like Emergency Ambulances and Two wheelers from Global Hospitals.Unfortunately, there were very few toilets for the visitors and people had to make use of the Bushes and trees along the foot path of the Bridge. And also some times the cops were little rude to the vehicle drivers during the final moments of Immersion as they were redirected here and there randomly. The residents of Alwal were thankful to Hyderabad Police and MCH as they were working day and night towards making the festival end peacefully. Amazingly at 9.30 A.M while taking an exit road we could see the MG road area swept absolutely clean without any litter, about 4 hours back tons of plastics, paper and dirt was left by passing Vehicles. Kudos to all the workers who spend the night sweeping the roads to keep the city clean and Green. Common guys ! letz think twice before littering our neighbourhood. I think there were some issues which the organizers , Police, APSEB and MCH could have taken care for the procession with a little more focus like repairing the pot holes on roads, Cutting down Obstructing tree branches,Taking care of Electric wires and cables, provide toilets at Various places around the Tank-Bund area and every body should be educated with signboards and TV commercials not to litter the areas and reduce pollution by avoiding noise making crackers or adopting more environment friendly materials for the festival, as the beautiful Tank Bund area deserves a better treatment by Us. At around 0830 AM Our Ganesh Idol was picked Up by the crane and lifted Towards the lake, My friend sanan was standing standstill emotionally as tears ran down with some sweet and Sour memories of the past few weeks. Well, We were tired after the immersion we started our Journey to home on the huge Trailer, every body was feeling sleepy Sleepy ! Well Me Too: -Srinivas Bala


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello Bala

Excellent detail in explaining everything about the procession. Was good to see the pictures. :)

9/20/2005 08:28:00 PM  
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9/21/2005 11:46:00 PM  
Blogger bala said...

The snap featuring the auto has come out really well.It paints a very true picture of the effervescent autowalas of hyderabad.

9/21/2005 11:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sinu, Very Good narrating !!


9/26/2005 09:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why don't to make up this site a bit..Need's some drastic changes to bring in this years stuff as well


7/09/2006 12:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi bala,
This is Srikanth.I stay in Alwal near Hanuman Temple
I've seen ur blog when i was going through info related to alwal,secunderabd in wikipedia

It was very interesting ,the way u described the events and the procession that is carried out till the immersion.
I think that i can recognize few of ur friends Mukku(Mukesh),Mannu(Manoj) and few others who stay in alwal.


7/14/2006 03:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Shiva Kiran Reddy said...

hi bala r u the one who used to be at yadav sir's cricket camp.well this is shiva kiran reddy from venkatapuram.. i do know couple of ppl u mentioned in ur gang.

well first of all applauds.......i wud rate the ram nagar ganesh celebrations as the best in alwal.your selction of the idol, ur arrangements and your final day decoartions..........morever ur event is the largets crowd puller ...infact am feeling proud that u r from alwal...u guys simply rock and i personally appreciate you for putting up this blog and your narration and writing skills do need a mention...
nice meeting you...

Shiva Kiran Reddy(Nani)

7/24/2006 03:52:00 PM  
Blogger blog101 said...

Hi Bala,

Awesomne man... I am a resident of Ram Nagar colony and Now I am in US. yor description bought tears in my eyes man. I am now homesick man.

I was always a sideline guy and never participated in the ganesh festival. I always used to watch it when the procession used to go in front of my house.

I am close friend of Ramu, Giri and Bala.

Can you please pass on my email id to ramu. giri and bala

my email id is

Keep up the good work and waiting to see this years photos.

I will definitely be there next year for ganesh festival.

Mail me when u get a chance.


8/22/2006 11:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

good work, keep it up

7/29/2010 04:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Naveen said...

Ganapati Bappa moriyaaa.......

7/29/2010 04:52:00 PM  

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