Odishatv Bureau

Bhubaneswar/Khurda/Talcher: Ganesh Chaturthi, also known as Vinayak Chaturthi was celebrated with pomp and gaiety across the State today.

Apart from several pandals that have come up in all cities for celebrations, people almost in every house prayed Lord Ganesh for good health, wealth and prosperity.

Educational institutions across the State were no exception with students seen gathering in large numbers to offer their reverence.

Beginning today, the Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations will continue for 12 days in most parts of the state including Khurda and Talcher.

An 18-ft Ganesh idol with 21 heads and 42 hands in Bhubaneswar has been the talk of the town and is expected to draw a large number of visitors.