Bhubaneswar: Ganesh Puja also known as Ganesh Chaturthi was celebrated with religious fervour across the State today.
Several decorated pandals with huge idols of Lord Ganesh have been set up at various places across the State, including Bhubaneswar, Puri, Cuttack and Rourkela .
In the capital city, people were seen thronging Puja pandals set up at Rupali Square, Janpath, Madhusudan Nagar, Sastri Nagar, Unit-4 and Unit-8 to offer prayer to Lord Ganesh. Besides, schools, colleges and youth clubs organised special Puja to mark the festival. Students wearing new clothes were seen participating in special Puja in schools and colleges.
It may be mentioned here that the festival marks the beginning of festive season in Odisha.