Chennai: Vinayaka Chaturthi, the birthday of Hindu god Ganesha, was celebrated with religious fervour in Tamil Nadu today.
Special pujas were performed at various temples across the state. In some temples `Ganapathy Homam`, a ritual seeking peace and prosperity, was performed early in the morning.
People offered prayers to the God of knowledge and remover of obstacles and offered him `kozhukattai`, a sweet south Indian dish.
Famous temples across Tamil Nadu, including Uchipillayar Temple in Tiruchirapalli and Vinayakar temple in Pillaiyarpatti in Madurai district, wore a festive look.
At Uchi Pillayar temple, a giant 25 kg `kozhukattai` was offered to the main deity.
In some parts of the state, the main deity was taken out in a procession through the streets.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa extended her greetings to the people on the occasion.