Ganesh Chaturthi is a Hindu festival dedicated to the Lord of new beginnings, Ganesha. The celebration is marked with the installation of the Ganesh idol at home and at elaborate pandals. The 10-day festival ends with the final immersion – also called the Visarjan of the idol of Lord Ganesha. 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. Greetings on the auspicious occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi. twitter.com\/UupNvwOpMf Ganpati Bappa Morya! greetings and good wishes to my fellow citizens on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi. May Lord Ganesh guide us all towards a path of progress, peace, happiness and prosperity, the President tweeted. The festival is celebrated with the most pomp and grandeur in his state. twitter.com\/xM0iwNDQfL She wrote, Today is Ganesh Chaturthi. Heartiest greetings to all, especially my brothers and sisters in Maharashtra, on this auspicious occasion. Today is Ganesh Chaturthi. Heartiest greetings to all, specially my brothers and sisters in Maharashtra, on this auspicious occasion twitter.com\/TaNWKrOx5R It is celebrated to mark the birth of Lord Ganesha. An Devotees in Bengaluru also added a touch of eco-friendliness in their celebrations as they made an idol using sugarcane, shunning Plaster of Paris (PoP).