18th September 2023, Mumbai: Ganesh Chaturthi, the vibrant and joyous Hindu festival dedicated to Lord Ganesha, holds a special place in the heart of television star Arjun Bijlani. The acclaimed actor, known for his roles in popular TV shows like “Naagin,” “Ishq Mein Marjawan,” and “Pyaar Ka Pehla Adhyaya Shiv Shakti,” recently shared his deep-rooted connection with this auspicious celebration. In an exclusive conversation with BollywoodLife, Arjun Bijlani opened up about his devotion to Lord Ganesha, the significance of Ganesh Chaturthi, and how he is passing down these cherished traditions to his son, Ayan.
The Significance of Ganesh Chaturthi:
For Arjun Bijlani, Ganesh Chaturthi transcends being just a festival; it’s a time to connect with spirituality and create beautiful memories with loved ones. He expressed his profound love and devotion to Lord Ganesha, attributing much of his success to this revered deity. Every year, Arjun brings Lord Ganesha, affectionately known as Bappa, into his home for the festivities.
Passing Down Traditions:
One of the most heartwarming aspects of Arjun’s celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi is his commitment to passing down the rituals and traditions to his son, Ayan. Arjun proudly shared, “I ensure that my son knows every step of the Puja rituals so that he learns our values and traditions.” He has taken it upon himself to teach his young son the significance of the aarti and the rituals involved. This beautiful act of imparting cultural knowledge ensures that the essence of the festival lives on through generations.
In keeping with the changing times and environmental awareness, Arjun Bijlani and his family have adopted an eco-friendly approach to Ganesh Chaturthi. This year, they plan to immerse the idol in a small artificial pond at home, emphasizing their deep connection with nature. This practice aligns with the ideals of sustainability and reverence for the environment.
Arjun’s Heartfelt Wishes:
As Ganesh Chaturthi approaches, Arjun Bijlani extends his warm wishes to his fans and well-wishers. He prays to Lord Ganesha for blessings of happiness, prosperity, and good health for all. In his words, “May Lord Ganesha bless us all with happiness, prosperity, and good health. Wishing the fans a blessed Ganesh Chaturthi, filled with love and togetherness.” While Arjun Bijlani is celebrated for his remarkable performances in TV shows and reality programs, he has also ventured into the world of web series, featuring in projects like “State of Siege: 26/11” and “Roohaniyat.” His versatility as an actor continues to captivate audiences across different platforms.
For Arjun Bijlani, Ganesh Chaturthi is more than just a festival; it’s a profound connection to spirituality, tradition, and family. His dedication to ensuring that his son imbibes these values reflects the timeless significance of this festival. As the actor prepares to welcome Lord Ganesha into his home once again, his heartfelt wishes of happiness and prosperity resonate with the spirit of Ganesh Chaturthi.
By Yashika Desai