Celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi
Celebrations in Tamil Nadu
Tamil nadu is one of the states where ganesh chaturthi is celebrated in a grand manner.In tamil nadu ganesh chaturthi is known as vinayakachaturthi or pillayar chaturthi. It falls on the fourth day after new moon in the month of aavani.On this day ganesh idols made of clay are worshipped in all homes. It is known as kaliman pillayar.ganesh is decorated with garlands and Bermuda grass known asarukampul in tamil.Modak,ladoo and other dishes are offered to ganesha.People throng ganesh temples all day .Famous ganesh temples in state will be decked up with devotees all day . Huge ganesh idols are installed in public places in the state particularly in Chennai and the idols are not usually more than 13 feet high.Idols are usually made of clay and paper machete as plaster of paris idols are banned by the state government .In many places idols are made of coconuts and other organic products. The idols are worshipped for some days in pandals.and are immersed in the bay of Bengal the following sunday.Tamil nadu police department makes elaborate arrangements for the festival.ganesh chaturthi has become one of the major festivals in tamil nadu especially Chennai.