Karnataka Immersed in the Fervor of Ganesh Chaturthi

Immersing Lord Ganesha

Ganesh Chaturthi, one of the major festivals in India was celebrated with great enthusiasm and fervor in Karnataka yesterday. All the homes and temples were soaked in religious colors and celebrations. The entire city of Bangalore was sparkling with hundreds of pandals at various shopping areas and residential localities. The beautiful idols of Lord Ganesha in different shapes and sizes were installed on a decked –up platform for this 10 days fest.

Stunning idol of Lord Ganesha

The devotees worshipped Lord Ganesha with fruits, flowers and a sweet made using jaggery and coconut, which is known to be a favorite of God. The idol was worshipped by chanting hymns and reciting prayers. Situated in a Bugle Rock park in Bangalore’s southern suburb, the famous bull temple at Basavangudi welcomed huge crowd of devotes all the day. It is home to the massive Ganesha idol (Dodda Ganesha), crafted with a single stone; the idol was decorated with butter layers along with Nandi Bull facing towards the sanctum sanctorum.

Devotees worshiping lord Ganesha

Amidst celebrations, Police made tight arrangements for ensuring peaceful celebrations of Ganesh Chaturthi festival. Raghavendra Auradkar, the city Police Commissioner stated, “About 9,000 policemen and 1,000 home guards have been deployed around Ganesh temples and sensitive areas, with closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras fixed at immersion places to maintain peace and order.”

Immersing Lord Ganesha

However, The Bangalore Bruhat Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) recommended the devotees not to immerse idols in ponds and lakes for preventing water pollution with lead and other chemicals used for painting them. The BBMP commissioner Lakshminarayana said that, “As an estimated five lakh Ganesh idols are used every year for the 10-day fest, their immersion in lakes and ponds will not only pollute the water, but also harm the marine life in them.”

Arrangement for mobile tanks in different wards of Bangalore has been made by the civic body for immersing idols. Further, the police has also restricted bursting of crackers, taking out processions and playing loud music after 10.30 pm for the next 10 days of Ganesh Chaturthi.

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One Response to Karnataka Immersed in the Fervor of Ganesh Chaturthi

  1. Siva Krishna says:

    Ganesh Chaturthi is famous festival of Hindus,I had visited the Hyderabad at Festival time;
    Hyderabad is famous for Ganesh Chaturthi and height of panda is near 70 FT.

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