After 2 years, Banastarim’s matoli bazaar is packed with produce, but low on charm

For at least six decades, in the run-up to Ganesh Chaturthi, the matoli bazaar at Banastarim has been flooded with mounds of wild fruits and vegetables. For residents of nearly all urban areas of North Goa, this annual market has been the main point to source the traditional items hung on the matoli above the Ganesh idol.