Bhubaneswar, Sep 9: Odisha will celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi in a subdued manner this year like last year due to Covi-19 pandamic. The festival, celebrated with much fervour and joy here, usually witnesses large processions and crowds.
However, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and with the state government restricting the festival just to rituals, the celebrations will be low key this year as well. The festival is celebrated to mark the birth of Ganesha who is widely worshiped by Hindus as the god of wisdom, prosperity and good fortune.
The celebrations for the 10-day festival will begin from September 10 this year. It will be marked with much pomp and fervour in Maharashtra, Karnataka, Gujarat, Odisha, Goa, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, and Uttar Pradesh. The festival will come to an end on September 21.
Every year Odisha celebrates Ganesh Puja publicly by huge crowds at the pandals with faithful and deep-throated chants of sanskrit slokas by priests.