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Mangaluru: Preparations for Ganesh Chaturthi in full swing as festive fervour grips city

Pics: Abhijith N Kolpe/Spoorthi Ullal

Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (SB)

Mangaluru, Sep 12: Preparations to celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi on September 13 are in full swing across the city.

Streets of Mangaluru are jammed with flowers, sugar canes and other items that highlight the celebrations. Nearly 30 Ganesh idols were installed in and around Mangaluru. Ganesha idol at Sanghaniketan is the oldest, and Ganesha Chaturthi at Nehru Maidan is considered the best.

Several idols of Lord Ganesh are prepared by refined artists. Devotees gather to install idols and offer Puja at their homes and in public places, in and around the city.

As Ganesha Chaturthi is just around the corner, the central market is packed with people buying festive articles, resulting in congested roads towards the city. But compared to last year, this year the mood of celebration is downbeat.

Experts say that the price hike on essential items is the main reason for the cut down in the celebrations this year. In addition, many organizations and institutions have cancelled grand celebrations and decided to donate the expenses of celebrations to the flood victims Kodagu and Kerala.

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  • lobo mangalore, Mangalore

    Thu, Sep 13 2018

    Happy Ganesh Chaturthi to my brothers and sisters....... May Lord Ganesh shower his blessings on your family .

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  • Thomas Lobo, Thottam/Udupi/Kuwait

    Thu, Sep 13 2018

    Wish you a very Happy Ganesh Chaturthi.

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  • Evans Christopher Sumitra, Udupi, NewYork,USA.

    Wed, Sep 12 2018

    Happy and prosperous Ganesh Chaturthi to all celebrating this festive season. I am here at this time of this festival after 30 years. Let all people enjoy this festival with peace and harmony. Thanks to Abhijith N. Kolpe of Daijiworld for the fantastic photo coverage of how people are busy buying essential items for Ganesh Chaturthi.

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  • abdul munim, mangalore/dubai

    Wed, Sep 12 2018

    May the almighty Ganesha bless each and everyone

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Wed, Sep 12 2018

    God is one and different names in different religion. Any body can pray any God and results are the same.

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  • sri_elder, Karkala

    Wed, Sep 12 2018

    Very good festival season... God Ganapathi removes any obstacles in our path...Om Ganeshaya Namaha...

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  • dominic-dsouza-Rudy, mudarangady mauritius

    Wed, Sep 12 2018

    wish you all happy ganesh chaturthi

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  • Ruben Pinto, Mangalore/Australia

    Wed, Sep 12 2018

    Even though I am far away from home, I do have nostalgic memories of Ganesh chaturti. It was fun to be with my Hindu friends and be part of the celebrations.

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  • Steevan Dsouza, Ashoknagar/AE

    Wed, Sep 12 2018

    May this Ganesh Chaturthi Lord Ganesha shower you with wonderful bounties.
    Wishing you a very happy Ganesh Chaturthi

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Wed, Sep 12 2018

    Prayers go up & Blessings come down.
    May Lord Ganesha bless us all ...

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