Ganesh Puja or Ganesh Chaturthi was celebrated on 2 September 2019 with much pomp and gaiety. The day was celebrated with kids wearing new colorful dresses. The world celebrated the festival of the Lord of knowledge and prosperity.
Unlike other big cities of India, the silver city of India, Cuttack also welcomed Vighna Vinasaka with great pomp and show. About 1200 puja pandals were erected to do Puja by different clubs and associations. These organizations spend lakhs of rupees for decoration as well as different cultural activities. Devotees of the locality were seen gathered on Puja Mandaps to offer prasad to Lord Ganesha.
Cuttack Ganesh Puja 2019 Photos
Several Ganesh Puja committees have tried to build the lords images something new and unique. Materials used in preparing the idols ranged from expensive pearl bids to the holy cow dung, threads, wood, kismis, etc. Besides, puja mandaps were created presenting different themes.
The idols of Lord Ganesh with creative touch is seen mostly in the twin city of Odisha, Cuttack & Bhubaneswar. The celebration also marks the beginning of the festive season in Cuttack. Ganesh puja will be followed by Durga Puja, Kali Puja, Gajalaxmi Puja, and Baliyatra.
For the first time in the history of Silver City, Matha Sahi of Choudhary Bazar had installed Chadi Medha. Not only this the millennium city is also known for Budha Ganesha puja in more than 12 Sahi or puja mandaps.
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Image Courtesy: Cuttack Puja Festivals Social Media Handles.
Some of the images are taken from the official handles of Cuttack Puja Festivals