Ganesh Chathurthi.

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वक्रतुण्ड महाकाय सुर्यकोटि समप्रभ
निर्विघ्नं कुरु मे देव सर्वकार्येषु सर्वदा

Vakra-Tunndda Maha-Kaaya Surya-Kotti Samaprabha
Nirvighnam Kuru Me Deva Sarva-Kaaryessu Sarvadaa

O Lord Ganesha, Of Curved Trunk, Large Body, And With The Brilliance Of A Million Suns,
Please Make All Our Actions Free of Obstacles, Always.

Today is Ganesh Chathurthi.  As long as my late wife was alive, every year we celebrated the festival for all the ten days.  Since her death I just do not have the heart for it and restrict myself to the daily prayers.  I however have every intention of getting some Modaks anon to celebrate.