On the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh Chief Mohan Bhagwat offered prayers at Shreemant Dagdusheth Halwai Ganpati Mandir in Pune on September 19. Across India, Ganesh Chaturthi is being celebrated with great fervor. Earlier in the day ‘special Aarti’ was performed at Shreemant Dagdusheth Halwai Ganpati Mandir. The Ganesh Chaturthi festival, which falls in the Bhadrapada month of the Hindu calendar, marks the birthday of Lord Ganesha. Devotees install Ganesha idols at homes privately and publically in Pandals. The 10-day festival ends with elaborate immersion processions on Anant Chaturdashi.