Mumbai, 5 September 2014: Ankita Bhargava, who is currently seen as Latika in ‘Ekk Nayi Pehchaan’ celebrated Ganesh festival by bringing Bappa at her place. Lots of family and friends came to take blessings of Bappa and enjoyed the yummy food prepared by Ankita’s mom Kiran Bhargava. “This is our 3rd year and this time Ganesh ji stayed with us for 3 days,” said elated Ankita.
Lord Ganesha has always supported Ankita to cross all the obstacles, that’s why she considers him as a brother, who is also her closest friend. Ankita says, “When Gannu Bhaiya comes home every year I offer him my 1st cup of coffee every morning. It feels good to sit and have coffee with him. For me he is a buddy.”
During the Prana Pratistha, the idol is said to be given life. Ankita witnessed a magical moment while performing Prana Pratistha. She said, “I actually saw his stomach moving up and down. As if he had begun to breathe and I also saw his eyes come alive.”
Ankita is staying in the same flat from the past 17 years but never seen a mouse in her house. This year after performing the Puja she saw a small chuha near Ganpati’s idol after which she started dancing out of a joy.“This year, Gannu Bhaiya got his Vahan ‘Mouse’ along with him. And for the first time we saw a tiny little mouse in the house. Ironically, we welcomed the mouse and kept sweets in a corner for it,” quips Ankita.