Mangaluru, September 13, 2018: Sri Ganesha Chaturthi is being celebrated with gaiety and religious fervour across the coastal districts on September 13, Thursday. Lord Ganesha also known by several names including Vinayaka and Vighna Nivaraka and who is considered the Lord of Intellect and Wisdom is worshipped with great devotion at various places in Mangalore. Large number of devotees are visiting the Sharavu Sri Mahaganapathi Temple dedicated to Lord Ganesha in Mangaluru.
Idols of Lord Ganesha are being installed by various Sarvajanika Ganeshotsava Samithis in Mangalore, while several devout Hindus also install Ganesha idols at home and worship them. The idols worshipped at residences are immersed in wells or lakes later in the night.
Sarvajanika Ganeshotsava celebrations are being held at Nehru Maidan on behalf of the Hindu Yuva Sene, at Sanghaniketan, at Bunts Hostel on behalf of Sri Siddi Vinayaka Pratishtana, at KSRTC bus stand Bejai on behalf of the KSRTC Bus Employees Association and other places.
The police have maintained tight security to ensure peace during Ganeshotsava celebrations which will continue for upto a week.