Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Ganpati festival 18 TH CENTURY

Pilaji Ramji's Naka " of the twentieth century,

which is the name familiarly applied to the junction of Grant Road and Duncan Road near the Northbrook Gardens.

Here some years ago one Pilaji Ramji occupied a corner house, in which he used to place an enormous figure of the god Ganesh during the annual Ganpati festival. Large crowds of Hindus used to visit the house to see the idol, and hence gave the name " Pilaji's post " to the locality.

It is quite possible that the name first came into use in the eighteenth century.

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