For 28 years, Helping Hands for Humanity (HHH) has been organizing a grand Mahaprasad on the occasion of Anant Chaturdashi, continuing the legacy initiated by Freedom Fighter Shri Lokmanya Tilak. The festival, which is aimed at fostering community bonds and advocating for environmental consciousness, unfolded with immense fervor at Powai Jheel, featuring the majestic Ganesha idol named “Powai Jheel ka Raja.”
The festival held significance not only as a religious celebration but also as a platform for environmental awareness. With the idol immersion ceremony, done aesthetically using eco-friendly materials such as flowers, the message “Save Powai Lake” resonated with thousands of devotees, underscoring the importance of preserving natural resources.
The Anant Chaturdashi Day saw the hallmark of ‘Annadanam’, a noble initiative offering food to all, regardless of religion, status, caste, or creed. This act of selfless service aimed at eliminating societal differences and fostering a spirit of unity and inclusivity. The whole community was invited to partake in the feast, symbolizing the ethos of compassion and communal harmony.
The HHH Office Bearers, members, and volunteers were the driving force behind the success of this special day. Their tireless efforts and commitment to the cause were evident as they worked seamlessly to ensure the smooth execution of the Mahaprasad. The atmosphere was charged with the joyful spirit of togetherness, love, and a shared commitment to the betterment of society.
The festival stood as a testament to the organisation’s enduring commitment to societal welfare and environmental stewardship. As Powai Jheel ka Raja bid adieu in an eco-friendly manner, it left behind not only memories but a powerful message urging all to contribute to the preservation of our natural heritage.