Ganesh Chaturthi is being celebrated across the country on Monday. The festival which is also known by the name of Vinayaka Chaturthi celebrates the birth of Lord Ganesha. The festival is celebrated with immense fervour and gaiety in Mumbai and parts of Maharashtra as well as Karnataka. Devotees offer modak to Lord Ganesha whom they lovingly called Bappa.
The 10-day long Ganesh festival sees devotees bring idols of Lord Ganesh to their home and worship for a one-and-a-half-day, three days, five days, seven days, 10 days. Some even stretch the festival for 11 days.
Marquees or pandals have been set up in various parts of the country where huge idols of Lord Ganesha are installed and worshipped.