After two years of COVID hiatus, Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations have kicked off in the country with a bang. Unique themes, thematic decorations and huge idols marked the festivities this year with people immersing in a devotional spirit as pandemic restrictions have been lifted.
Akin to Lord Jagannath's Gajanana/Hati Besha after Snana Purnima, a similar tradition was witnessed in Sishu Bhawan area of Bhubaneswar where Lord Ganesh has taken the form of Mahaprabhu Jagannath!
The same pandal in Ekamra Kshetra (Sishu Bhawan) made with bamboo shafts replicates India Gate.
This gigantic 51ft idol of Lord Ganesh installed at Badagada is one of the largest attractions in the capital city this year.
This idol installed at a mandap in Ganganagar is made up of 50kg Sabudana. The concept was planned by Jeevan Jyoti Seva Sangha.
Lord Ganesh at the mandap of Ganga Nagar Yuva Parishad in Unit-6, Bhubaneswar.
This is from Bhouma Nagar, Unit-4 in Bhubaneswar.
This puja mandap has been set up by the traders' union.
Idol of Gajanana at the puja mandap of Dynamic Club, New Forest Park in Bhubaneswar.
Nayapalli Trinath Club Mandap
Lord Ganesh at the Baramunda puja mandap.
Devotees at the Satabdi Nagar puja mandap for Ganpati darshan.