Mangalore, Sept 14, 2013: The 66th annual Ganeshothsava organised at Sanghanikethan by Keshava Smrithi Samvardhana Samithi Mangalore, concluded on Friday evening. On Friday, 13th of September the fest attracted a large number of devotees.

RSS organising team of Ganesh Festival, Mangalore

RSS organising team of Ganesh Festival, Mangalore

The concluding procession

The concluding procession

The concluding Procession began from Sanghanikethan in the evening around 6pm, has its path via Mannagudda, Barke, Carstreet. Later the tall idol of Lord Ganesha was immersed in Mahamaya temple lake near Car-street of the city.

The festival was began on September 9th of Monday and held for 5-days with cultural activities.

The tradition of Ganeshotsav at Sanghnikethan, the RSS Headquarters of coastal zone was began in 1948.

The celebration of public Ganeshotsava was started by Lokamanya Tilak to unite society, 115 years ago.

Photo & News : Manju Neereshwallya