“विघ्नेश्वराय वरदाय सुरप्रियाय लम्बोदराय सकलाय जगद्धितायं। नागाननाथ श्रुतियज्ञविभूषिताय गौरीसुताय गणनाथ नमो नमस्ते॥”
Lord Ganesha is believed to be the lord of resolving obstacles. Ganesh Chaturthi is one of the major festivals in Hinduism which is held for 11 days every year. At the end of the eleven days comes the Anant Chaturdashi, where devotees immerse their statues of the deity into seas and rivers. The devotees pray to their idol Lord Ganesha to bring peace, prosperity, and happiness into their homes. Ganesh Aarti is performed in the morning and evening and the offerings of modak and ladoos are made to the deity. Children at Presidium made this festival fun and frolic. Students wore traditional clothes and made crafts and beautiful drawings of Lord Ganesha followed by movie watching and singing prayers and Lord Ganesha’s songs and also exchanged different names of Ganesh Ji in-class discussion.