By Akanksha Gupta Last Updated:
Every year, the nation chants ‘Ganpati Bappa Morya! Mangal Murti Morya!’ as they welcome Lord Ganpati in their homes with pomp and show. Especially in Maharashtra, no stone is left unturned in expressing devotion and love for Lord Ganesha and just how excitedly we welcome the God at home, with a heavy heart we bid adieu. We hope for a better future to bring Lord Ganesha home again next year, but little did we know in 2019 that the celebrations in 2020 won’t be the same as always. Though the excitement was same, but the grand celebrations became an intimate one due to the pandemic 2020. (Also Read: Shilpa Shetty Dances Her Heart Out With Viaan Raj Kundra, Opts For An Eco-Friendly Ganpati Visarjan)
In 2018, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and her little princess, Aaradhya Bachchan had visited GSB Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations and the former had posted a glimpse of the same on her IG handle. Aishwarya and Aaradhya had looked divine in their traditional best as the former had embraced her ‘mini me’ from the back with a sacred red and golden dupatta. Aishwarya had captioned the picture as “Me n Mine at GSB Ganpati Darshan.”
The Bachchan clan is known for celebrating every festival together and with great enthusiasm. However, this year’s celebration has been low-key due to the struggle and victory against the novel virus. Scrolling through the social media feed, we got hold of a throwback picture of Amitabh Bachchan and his daughter-in-law, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, seeking blessings from Lord Ganesha. While Big B had looked soigné in a white kurta and Nehru jacket, Aishwarya swooned us in her traditional yellow ensemble. Mr Bachchan and Aishwarya had posed for the picture, with their hands folded as they had offered their prayers.
To mark Ganesh Chaturthi 2020, Amitabh Bachchan had posted a throwback picture of his visit to the famous Lalbaugcha Raja Ganeshotsav in Mumbai. Big B had captioned the collage as “Ganapati Bappa Moreya” followed by an array of folded-hands emoji. Amitabh Bachchan had later posted a picture of Lord Ganesha’s idol at his home, and had captioned it, “Ganesh Chaturthi pe Ganesh Vandana; sukh shaanti aur samridhi; pariwaar ke saath ghar me Ganesh aarti ka uchcharan; haath se bane modak laddoo; ek sukhad vatavaran; Jeevan me isse badi abhilasha nahi” in Hindi. (Also Read: Hrithik Roshan's Ex-Wife, Sussanne Khan Celebrates Ganpati Visarjan With Him And His Family)
In 2019, Amitabh Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan had joined the Ambani clan, including Mukesh Ambani, Akash Ambani, Shloka Mehta and Anant Ambani at the Lalbaugcha Raja Ganeshotsav. Senior and junior B had twinned in white kurtas which they had paired with yellow and orange coloured jackets respectively, and had offered their prayers at one of the most prominent Ganpati pandals in Mumbai. Big B had tweeted a picture from their visit and had captioned it, “In the blessings of Ganapati.”
In 2019, the Bachchans had celebrated the festival of Diwali with grandeur and pomp at their residence, Jalsa after two years. Sharing some unseen pictures from the Diwali celebrations with his family including wife, Jaya Bachchan, son, Abhishek Bachchan, daughter-in-law, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and granddaughter, Aaradhya Bachchan, Amitabh Bachchan had written, "On the auspicious festive week our love and prayers to all... Iss shubh avsar par humari shubhkamnayein." The Bachchan clan could be seen lighting up the diyas at their residence.
Another family picture of the Bachchans had gone viral on social media from the Diwali 2019 celebrations, wherein we could see the proud seniors, Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan with their children, Shweta Bachchan Nanda and Abhishek Bachchan, son-in-law and daughter-in-law, Nikhil Nanda and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, grandchildren, Navya Naveli Nanda, Agastya Nanda and Aaradhya Bachchan. Jaya ji, Shweta, Navya and Agastya had opted for Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla ensembles for the Diwali bash. While Aishwarya, Shweta and Aaradhya had twinned in red, Nikhil had opted for a black suit and the rest of the family had looked like a vision in white. (Also Read: Neil Nitin Mukesh's Daughter, Nurvi Looks Cute In A 'Lehenga' As She Gets Ready For Ganesh Chaturthi)
We hope to bring Lord Ganesha home with grandeur and pomp next year!