10-day long celebration of Ganesh Festival begins

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Sept 19: Like other parts of the country the celebration of Ganesh Festival started with full religious fervour and gaiety in Jammu region from today with devotees setting up huge Pandals and installing the idols of Lord Ganesh for Pooja Archana at different places.
The 10 day -long Ganesh festival will culminate on September 29 with immersion of idols in rivers by the devotees in their respective areas. The devotees will perform pooja during all the ten days.
In connection with Ganesh festival the New Young Blood Organisation organized a function at Old age Home today. On the occasion Ganesh Pooja, Hawan and Bhandara was also organised. The festival will be celebrated up to September 29 from today at Samba under the supervision of the president of the organisation’s Samba unit, Mrs Neelam Singh Samyal, Ashok Verma chairman of the Organisation said.
The fruit, sweets and other material was distributed among the inmates of the Old Age Home here. Manohar Lal Saraf, Darshan Kumar, Dr K K, Raj Kumar, Jagdish Kumar, Mohan Singh, Sunita Sharma, Jaspal Singh, Daleep Kumar and others were present on the occasion.
Another function was organised by Narsingh Yuwa Mandal in connection with beginning of 10 day long Ganesh Festival at Narsingh Mandir Samba. The idol of Lord Ganesh was installed in the morning with pooja -archana by hundreds of devotees. The idol was brought in a huge rally of motor bikes by devotees.
D C Samba Mubarak Singh was also present on the occasion along with Tehsildar and other officers. The festival Committee members said that the festival will be celebrated up to September 28 and on September 29 the idol will be immersed at river Chanderbagha (Chenab) at Akhnoor. The arti and satsang will be held daily.
The members of Narsingh Yuva Mandal present on the occasion included Sanju Sharma, Vinod Singh, Kusum Khajuria , Anandi Mahajan, Akash Mahajan, Aryan Mehra, Sahil Gupta, Sachin Sharma , Sandeep Sharma and others.

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