Bollywood celebrities including Jeetendra, Tusshar Kapoor and Vivek Oberoi celebrated Ganesh Chaturthi with great zeal and vigour.
They shared their memories of the festival.(Also Read: Inside Pics: Salman Khan, Sanjay Dutt, Shilpa Shetty's Ganesh Chaturthi Revelry)
"Most of the families used to have Ganpati and pujas in our Girgaon chawl. When the pujas were going on, our group of boys would try to find out which house had the best prasad. And we would try to see where the aarti was at the climax, because we didn't want to attend the whole aarti," said Jeetendra.
"We used to reach during the end, take the Prasad and run away. I have a sweet tooth, so wherever there would be laddoos, pedas and other sweets, I would eat a lot," he added.
His son Tusshar Kapoor said: "We've been celebrating the festival over the years and every year. All friends from our building and cousins would come over to celebrate with us. We would keep it for five days so for the whole duration, it used to be a festive and lively atmosphere. As kids, we especially loved to have people come over, do puja and enjoy the environment and have a lot of modaks."
"The place where we stayed earlier in Juhu had a kind of a wall. All the children would sit on that wall and look at all gigantic statues of 30-40 feet while they were proceeding for visarjans," said Vivek Oberoi.
"We would really enjoy watching them. I love having modaks and am always reprimanded for breaking my diet restrictions by having too many sweets. But I tell them that we need to take inspiration from Ganpati too," Vivek added.