Jamshedpur : State food and civil supplies minister Saryu Roy, who is also the MLA from Jamshedpur West performed the bhoomi Pujan ceremony today at the Kadma Ganesh Puja grounds in Kadma.
The bhoomi pujan ceremony marks the construction of pandal and the fair. Sree Bala Ganapati Vilas, organisors of the puja has invited chief minister Raghubar Das to inaugurate the puja and the pandal on September 16 on the eve of Ganesh Puja.
B. Anand Rao, treasurer of Sree Bala Ganpati Vilas said that hoomi Pujan marks the preparations for the grand celebration of Ganesh Puja.
This year the pandal will be based on an imaginary model. The pandal will be as usual of 60 ft height and 50 ft width. The space to enter the pandal will also be wide according to regulations for easy passage of the crowd.
Shree Bala Ganapati Vilas, the organisation which is organising Ganesh puja for more than nice decades in success, has made elaborate arrangements for the utsav.
The district police nonetheless, have made tight security arrangements for the smooth running of the fair with security personnel being deployed in adequate number and policemen in plain clothes keeping an eye on the revellers.
The Ganesh puja of Kamda is one of the oldest and most revered pujas in the State. Every year large numbers of devotees visit the place and seek blessings from lord Ganesha. Priests from Andhra Pradesh would perform the religious ceremonies.
Talking about the fair the president said that number of entertainment and food stalls would be put in for the visitors.
A team of volunteers have been trained, which will be deployed at the strategic locations to help and guide the devotees.
Members of the puja committee stressed that their priority was to ensure a safe and grand Ganesh Puja, which started in 1919 and draws a huge crowd. Though the idol is immersed after 10 days, the fair at the maidan continues for another week.
“This is the most popular Ganesh Puja in town and we have always tried to make it both entertaining and safe. It has been nine decades now, but its popularity has been increasing every year,” said a member.
An eye-catching pandal, elaborate safety measures and entertainment for all will once again mark the most popular Ganesh Puja in town, which will be organised by Shree Bala Ganapati Vilas.