Nagpur Cha Raja arrives in pandal
Nagpur: With the 10-day Ganesh Festival two days away, the atmosphere has gone religious. The streets in Nagpur city have started witnessing large Ganesh idols being taken to various Sarvajanik Mandals.
On Tuesday, the gigantic idol of famous Nagpur Cha Raja was taken out in colourful procession and will be installed in tastefully decorated pandal by Nagpur Cha Raja Shree Ganpati Utsav Charitable Trust, near Nagnadi Bridge, Reshimbag. The procession marked traditional fervour and gaiety.
Devotees welcome the Elephant-headed God, also called Lord of Wisdom, Vighnaharta and several other holy names, to their homes and Sarvajanik Mandal pandals amid fanfare as the 10-day-long festival commences this year on Ganesh Chaturthi, September 13.
The festival will culminate on September 23, the days is also called Anant Chaturdashi. Idiols of Lord Ganesh are immersed in water bodies. These days, green immersion is buzzword.
The civic authorities, voluntary organisations take a number of measures for eco-friendly immersion. Artificial water tanks are placed at every locality for devotees to immerse the idols instead of lakes and rivers. Preparations are also made at lakes namely Futala, Ambazari, Gandhisagar, Sonegaon, Sakkardara and at other places for pollution free immersion.