Vinayaka Chathurthi celebrated with fervour
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Last Updated: Thursday, September 01, 2011, 15:01
Chennai: People across Tamil Nadu celebrated Vinayaka Chaturthi today with religious fervour.

Special pujas were performed at various temples across the state. In some temples, 'Ganapathy Homam' a ritual seeking peace and prosperity, was performed as early as 5 AM.

People offered prayers to the God of knowledge and remover of obstacles and offered him 'kozhukattai', a sweet south Indian dish.

While some people bought Lord Ganesha idols made of sand priced at Rs 25 to Rs 100, others preferred to celebrate the occasion with environmentally friendly idols.

In Chennai, about 5,000 police personnel were deployed in areas to prevent any untoward incident. Public have been allowed to keep large size idols at 600 places, police said.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa and Governor K Rosaiah also greeted the people on the occasion.


First Published: Thursday, September 01, 2011, 14:56

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