The Ganesh festival which is celebrated with much pomp and splendour now has a special custom, ‘laddu auction’ which has gained in popularity over the years.
On September 7, 55 Ganesha idols will be taken in processions at 5 pm in JC Nagar area. Owing to expected traffic congestion till 2.30 am, traffic diversions have bee made by the Bengaluru Traffic Pol
The 10-day long festival is being held this year amid the looming clouds of economic slowdown and the devastation caused by floods after heavy rains in some parts of the state.
While public Ganesh mandals prefer to take the idols for immersion to sea shores or rivers, families which install smaller idols are increasingly conducting 'viasarjan' at homes in buckets of water.