Happy Ganesh Chaturthi!
1993 Ganesh Chaturthi Puja:
20 years ago, Daddy completed Ganesh Chaturthi Puja at our house in Chennai. Then, we both took the bus to Tiruchy to start my under-grad journey. With a heavy heart, Daddy dropped me off at my under-grad school and waved good-bye. He had no long list of do’s and dont’s. He always treated me a friend. Then and now. He just said “Try your best. Make us proud”. I stayed strong until he boarded the bus back home. I even managed a fake “Don’t worry Daddy” smile. T
2013 Ganesh Chaturthi Puja:
Now, how much ever I dread making kozhukattai for fear it might be too soggy or too hard, I realize it is my duty as a mom to continue the tradition. So, I asked Kumar to help me mix the dough. He, as always, helped me with a happy face and an encouraging tone “I am sure it will be good. Let us try it.” We made the kozhukattais. We did the puja. We sung a few slokas with the kids.
How far my life has come?
Here is to your new beginnings!
P.S. Adi said “Amma, Super kozhukattai”. Made it all worthwhile.