PM Modi extends greetings on Ganesh Chaturthi

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NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday wished the nation on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi .

"Greetings on the auspicious occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi," the Prime Minister wrote on Twitter .

Also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi, this is a 10-day Hindu festival that reveres Lord Ganesha of new beginnings. The celebration is marked with the installation of the deity's idol at home and at elaborate pandals . The 10-day festival ends with the final immersion - also called the Visarjan - of an idol of Lord Ganesha .

Celebrated with great fame in India, especially in Maharashtra, a unique effort has been made in Aurangabad city, where the Swami Ganesh Pratishthan Mandal installed an eco-friendly Ganesh idol in Kharadi village of Aurangabad.

Devotees in Bengaluru also added a touch of eco-friendliness in their celebrations as they made an idol using sugarcane, shunning Plaster of Paris

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