Bhubaneswar: On the auspicious occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi, also known as ‘Vinayak Chaturthi’ people across Odisha are celebrating the festival with fervour and gaiety.
The 10-day festival that marks the beginning of festive season in Odisha celebrates the birth of Lord Ganesha, the younger son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati.
Huge idols of Lord Ganesh adored several decorated pandals with at various places across the state, including Bhubaneswar, Puri, Cuttack, Khordha and Rourkela.
Schools, colleges and youth clubs organised special Puja to mark the festival. People offered prayers to Lord Ganesh who is known as the God of beginnings for wealth, sciences, knowledge, wisdom and prosperity.
In the capital city, people were seen thronging Puja pandals set up at Rupali Square, Janpath, Madhusudan Nagar, Shastri Nagar, Unit-4 and Unit-8 to offer prayer to Lord Ganesh.
Have a look at the special designed pandals in Bhubaneswar: