Video of Interview
Cameraman: Adhirajsinh Hardevsinh Jadeja
Jimmy Advani is Founder, President of Mangal Murti Social Group, Rajkot. This organization is successfully organizing Ganesh Mahotsav for last twelve years in the city of Rajkot. For last two years, the celebration has been widely known as “Trikonbag Ka Raja“, meaning The King of Trikonbag. Trikonbag is a most famous landmark of Rajkot. It’s a popular circle rather. And as Ganesh Mahotsav is organized at this place by Jimmy Advani, it has been known so.
Jimmy Advani is also the President of Shiv Sena for the Saurashtra region. He has taken active part in many of religious as well as people related activities.
In this interview, we have talked with him more about the Ganesh Mahotsav, which this year will be celebrated from September 1 to September 11. It’s an eleven day long religious ceremony. Generally, people do host Lord Ganesha at their home, in-group in a residence area and in temples, and at evening they worship him by offering a group prayer, along with Prasadam at the end. And this lasts for eleven days, and then they carry the statue of Lord Ganesha with a ceremony to near by ocean or a river and destruct it there.
But Trikonbag Ka Raja is celebrated with difference & uniqueness, with inclusion of many other interesting activities such as religious, medical, social etc. For example, different kinds of religious programs are also organized, like ISKCON-Dhun Bhajan, Brahmakumari Pravachan, Shri Swaminarayan Bhagvan-Dhun Bhajan, Shiv Mahima etc. where as social activities for the interest of public like Dayro, Lok Sahitya, Hasayaro, Orchestra show with patriotic songs, Dandiyaras etc., then social medical activities like Blood donation camp, medical check-up camp, Thalassaemia check-up camp, Tobacco de-addiction camp, AIDS Awareness program etc., and also activities like drawing competition for kids, Shlok reciting competition for school going kids, dance demonstration etc.
The preparation for this celebration begins from two months in advance, as it requires management of many kinds, such as collection of sponsorship, finalizing types of activities, arrangements of stage, lighting, sound etc., distributing invitations and many other related responsibilities.
SpeakBindas brings the inner part of this Mahotsav which is successfully organized by Jimmy Advani. You’re invited to watch it.
He can be reached at: Jimmy Advani