Jamshedpur: The festival of Ganesh Chaturthi, eagerly awaited by the denizens, will begin tomorrow. One could see idols of Ganesh decked up in colourful pandals.
Ganesh Chaturthi is a festival that is celebrated in almost each and every household of Jamshedpur with great devotion and faith.
Lord Ganesha, is believed to bestow good luck and remove the obstacles from the life of an individual. Ganesh Chaturthi Festival falls on the 4th day of Bhadrava Shukla-Paksh.
People were seen busy in the last minute preparations. Artisans are giving the final touch to the Ganesha idols, Pandals are being decorated with glittering lights, flowers etc.Lord Ganesha is considered to be the god of wisdom, prosperity and good luck.
The city gears up for the preparations of Ganesh Chaturthi. Markets were flooded with Ganesha idols, decorative materials and special sweets for the festival. Traders, shopkeepers are doing brisk business on this season.
Meanwhile, Shree Bala Ganapati Vilas, the organisation which is organising Ganesh puja for the 100 th year in success, has made elaborate arrangements for the utsav. Kadma Ganesh Puja which was started way back in 1919 and even 100 years on, attracts a huge crowd that throng the grounds for 17 days. Though the idol is immersed after 10 days, the fair continues for another week.
A wide entrance will be constructed to facilitate smooth movement of visitors. The pandal alone will cost Rs 4 lakh while illumination will set the organisers back by another Rs 60,000.
Former CM Arjun Munda inaugurated the Puja on Wednesday. The district police nonetheless, have made tight security arrangements for the smooth running of the two week long affair with security personnel being deployed in adequate number and policemen in plain clothes keeping an eye on the revelers.
‘Great unity, pomp and show seen on the same platform on Ganesh Chaturthi, only in incredible India,’ said Sonakshi Kishore.
Pandals have registered themselves for the festival and many of the societies have come forward for the occasion.
This is the time to celebrate the festival with great pomp and show. People install Ganesha idols in their homes with a wish to get prosperity and happiness to their families. Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated with a belief that Ganesh–the son of Lord Shiva and Parvati-bestows his blessings to their devotees.
‘It is an amazing festival to celebrate, I wish to see Mumbai’s Ganesh Chaturthi’, said Surbhi Sharma, student of the Delhi University.