The 10-day Ganesh Chaturthi festival began across India on Tuesday with several pictures and videos showing idols of Lord Ganesh being installed in homes and at pandals.
Ganesh mandals in Maharashtra and other states that celebrate the festival took large idols in processions accompanied by drum beats to their pandals.
Household Ganesh idols were brought with chants of “Ganpati Bappa Morya”.
Many prominent Ganesh Utsav committees in Mumbai, Kolkata and Bengaluru have come up with big and elaborately designed pandals on special themes.
Ganesh Chaturthi, which falls in the Bhadrapada month of the Hindu calendar, is celebrated across the country to mark the birth of Lord Ganesh, who is considered the god of wisdom and is worshipped before beginning anything new.
The festival is also known as Vinayak Chaturthi or Ganeshotsav and ends with elaborate immersion processions on Anant Chaturdashi.