On the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday greeted the nation. The PM took to Twitter saying, "Greetings on the auspicious occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi."
The Hindu festival is dedicated to the Lord of new beginnings, Ganesha. The celebration is marked with the installation of the deity`s idol at home and at elaborate pandals.
Greetings on the auspicious occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi.
सभी देशवासियों को गणेश चतुर्थी के पावन पर्व की शुभकामनाएं। pic.twitter.com/UupNvwOpMf
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 13, 2018
Lord Ganesha is considered to be the harbinger of new beginnings and destroyer of difficulties. Before beginning with an auspicious task, worshipping the elephant God is a ritual.
The 10-day festival ends with the final immersion - also called the Visarjan - of an idol of Lord Ganesha.
Celebrated with great fame in India, especially in Maharashtra, a unique effort has been made in Aurangabad city, where the Swami Ganesh Pratishthan Mandal installed an eco-friendly Ganesh idol in Kharadi village of Aurangabad.
Devotees in Bengaluru also added a touch of eco-friendliness in their celebrations as they made an idol using sugarcane, shunning Plaster of Paris (PoP).