City gears up to celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi

Bhopal: Chants of “Ganapati Bappa Morya” will resonate the state capital from Tuesday as the city gears up to celebrate the ten-day Ganesh Chaturthi festival. Beautifully decorated pandals with¬†Ganesha¬†idols in different moods are being put up throughout the city.

Ganesha idols in myriads of shapes and sizes are being sold in the markets and prominent roads.

“This season every individual can afford to take home a Ganesha with him. The idols we have sculpted are ranging from Rs 50 to 1000. No one will be disappointed and can buy one as per his budget,” says a sculptor at New Market.

The festive celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi is fancied by the young and elderly. Residents of various colonies and housing societies irrespective of their age are actively giving a final shape to the cultural programmes and religious events for the coming days.

The festival brings along with it the essence of togetherness says, a young housewife in Arera Coilony. Ganesh Chaturthi is an opportunity to break from the shackles of monotony and sedentary lifestyle, he added.

Ours is a colony with more than 50 families and I hardly have the time for socializing. But with the festival and festivities there are children at our door step everyday asking for donations for pandals and people inviting us for cultural events, said a college student.

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