The Festival of Ganesha : The Elephant God



Ganesha is the Remover of Obstacles, both of a material and spiritual order as well as The Lord of Beginnings. He is popularly worshipped at the beginning of all rituals and ceremonies. Traditionally he also places obstacles in the path of those who need to be checked. Devotees in the Grassroutes Village of Dehna believe that if Ganesha is propitiated, he grants success, prosperity and protection against adversity. He is also the destroyer of vanity, selfishness and pride. Come celebrate the immersion of this Beloved God with the Locals of Dehna on Sunday, the 23rd of September 2012……


Ganesh Visarjan with Grassroutes Journeys at Forest Village Dehna

9:30 Arrival at Dehna

09:35 Traditional Village Welcome

09:45 Introductions & Orientation

10:00 Forest Trek

11:15 Traditional Aarti at Villager’s homes [The devout worshipping Ganesha with songs & music]

12:30 Traditional Festive Vegetarian Lunch

13:30 Village Tour with Rural Activities

15:45 Tea & Festive Snacks

16:00 Ganesh Visarjan [procession to the Village River & immersion of Lord Ganesha]

17:30 Depart for Mumbai



Rs. 1200/- per person. [Service Tax 12.36% Extra]


Trip Inclusions:-

Food – Lunch, Tea and Snacks, Services of Expert Grassroutes Facilitator & Village Guide, Festive Fun, Rural Activities,. (Pl note - Food will be locally grown Vegetarian Indian Food prepared by the Women of Dehna)


The Cost does not include: -

1) Any personal expense

2) Any cost on Soft Drinks / Mineral Water / Food of a personal choice.

3) In case of a situation wherein there is a change in the schedule, the cost for any extended stay will have to be borne by the Participants.


Please note: Transport back and forth from Mumbai will be provided by vehicle and charged on actual.

[6 seater @ Rs 5000 per vehicle]


Some Do's and Don’ts:-

 Each participant should carry sufficient water compulsorily.

 Comfortable Clothing like Casual Tees and Track Pants preferred. No FORMAL / TIGHT ATTIRE. Since the trek will be through a forest avoid wearing any short clothes.

 Any Sports Shoes / Canvas Shoes / Floaters are advisable. No Formal Shoes / High Heels / Slippers.

 Protective Gear for the Rains - Raincoats / Windcheaters / Ponchos preferable. No Umbrellas.

 Optional: - camera, sunglasses, cap, notepad, pen / pencil, Odomos, Munchies, etc.

 Being Eco-friendly, we would STRICTLY not allow any participant to litter the natural space. Any plastics or wrappers have to be collected and brought back to the City!!

 On the same lines, the wilderness of region should not be pilfered with, considering its fragility.

 If under medication, kindly notify the Group – in – charge with the details written on Paper.



Your trip will enrich the livelihoods of the People of Dehna


For bookings, please contact 8879477437 or write to