SOURCE: Marriott International
MUMBAI, INDIA--(Marketwire - Oct 10, 2012) - On September 20, 2012, associates of these Mumbai service apartments celebrated Ganesh Visarjan, the Hindu festival marking the birthday of Lord Ganesha, bringing along 22 guests of the Lakeside Chalet - Mumbai Marriott Executive Apartments to participate.
Guests of these luxury apartments in Mumbai donned traditional Indian dress as they traveled down to the banks of Powai Lake with hotel associates, a special hotel coach and an idol of the Lord Ganesha, which was housed at the hotel for the day. The city's biggest festival draws a number of processions and live music, creating an atmosphere of community and excitement. Once the procession reached the lake, prayers were offered and the idol was immersed in the water.
The annual festival, celebrated across the world and near these service apartments in Andheri, begins with installations of Ganesh idols in homes and specially constructed structures, mandapas and pandals, throughout the city. Structures are decorated using lights and flowers, and sometimes take on a religious or current event theme. After 10 days of worship, the idol is taken through the streets on the 11th day, accompanied by processions of singing and dancing. The immersion into water symbolizes Ganesh's journey home and his taking the misfortunes of his devotees with him.
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About The Lakeside Chalet - Mumbai Marriott Executive Apartments
The Lakeside Chalet - Mumbai Marriott Executive Apartments, located along the tree-lined banks of Powai Lake, offers a 5-star resort experience with the conveniences and comforts of apartment-style living. Located just minutes from the city's international and domestic airports, this extended-stay hotel is perfect for those traveling from across the globe to those traveling from across the country. Accommodations are just like home, with dedicated areas for working and living. Prepare healthy meals in a fully equipped kitchen outfitted with a refrigerator, oven, dishwasher, microwave, cookware and utensils. After a long day, sink into luxurious bedding and catch up on your favorite TV shows with premium movie and cable channels. If you're here for a while or traveling with little ones, you can keep plenty of clean clothes in the closet with this pet-friendly hotel's laundry service, located on each floor. This 15-acre hotel has a number of resort amenities including a tennis court, state-of-the-art fitness center, two swimming pools, a jogging track and Club Renaissance spa. Crimson restaurant serves international cuisine around the clock; don't miss weekly themed nights featuring food from across the globe. While this Mumbai hotel is a draw for business travelers, there are plenty of attractions nearby, including Film City, the Hanging Gardens and Prince of Wales Museum.