Ganesh Puja to Kick off Festivities

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Bhubaneswar: The twin-cities are gearing up to celebrate Ganesh Puja on Friday with various puja committees going a step ahead to create pandals and idols modelled on innovative themes.

More than 500 Ganesh Pujas will be held across the twin cities.

A “Sarvamukhi Ganesh”, a 22-ft idol having 21 heads and 42 hands holding weapons in each of them crafted at Saheed Club Mandap in Saheed Nagar will be a major attraction in Bhubaneswar.

The market is flooded with accessories such as necklaces and bracelets with images of Lord Ganesh on them.

There are also heavy discounts and attractive offers on purchase of apparels at various stores across the city.

The film industry is also set to cash in on Ganesh Puja celebrations.

Odia film Bajrangi will hit the theatres on Ganesh Chaturthi. Directed by Bini Pattanaik, the film has Amlan Das and Anubha Sourya in the lead roles.