Ganesh Chaturthi marks the birthday of the Elephant God. Known as the remover of obstacles, Ganesh is a Hindu deity, and this festival is celebrated with much fervour and cheer throughout India.
Bengaluru has many popular Ganapati temples where poojas and prayers are performed for 10 days. Modaks, made of rice flour with a stuffing of coconut and jaggery, are offered to Ganesha, and then later devoured by everyone.
The streets of this lake city are lined with clay idols of various shapes and sizes. Flower arrangements and banana leaves for decorations abound local markets. This year, the festival marked its arrival on Monday, September 18 and will conclude on Thursday, September 28.
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