A great offering to Lord Ganesh and immersion with her tearsDon't immerse my Ganesha! Don't immerse my Ganesha! I heard this crying voice of a little girl among million people with lot of music and sound on the bank of Tank Bund Hussain Sagar at Hyderabad. The day was 2nd September 2009, the whole Hyderabad city went miserably due to Y.S.Rajasekhar Reddy's unfortunate death due to copter crash. The same day people were gathered for Ganesha immersion at Hyderabad Tank Bund and I too fully immersed with the melody and distributing prasad; meanwhile I heard this crying voice that hit into my ears crossing the huge crowd with lot of sound. Her repeatedly asking for not to immerse her Ganesha stopped my hands and mind to do anything else and I attracted to her just to watch what she wants to do and how's she. The little girl of age around 4yrs who created a huge attention from all and attracted many people near to her. She's fully immersed with tears and holds tightly the little Ganesha and repeatedly saying the same sentence, don't immerse, don't immerse! All of her relatives tries to convince her, but no one try to understand her. Why all of them want to immerse her Idol and what's wrong if not; she don't know and don't want to listen anyone. Suddenly an idea came to my mind and came near her with a large size of modak to offer the little girl. But she couldn't convince with me and I think its totally waste of my time and I came back. However I'm still unable to forget her tears that completely immersed the Ganesha idol. While returning I got the news of YSR Reddy's accident and all of us are discussing about him, but my mind is totally towards the little girl who did a great offering to Lord Ganesh.
A competition entry to 'Ganesh Chaturthi offerings - creative writing contest'