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Ganesh Chaturthi festival begins with the collection and installation of a clay murti (idol).
At home, families decorate a small, clean corner with blooms and other colorful items before installing the idol.
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Public groundwork start weeks in advance with temporary structures (like mandapas and pandals) financed by contributions from residents and businesses.
When the idol is placed, it and its shrine are decorated with flowers and other stuff.
The idols range in size from 3⁄4 inch (1.9 cm) for houses to over 70 feet (21 m) for large community celebrations.
In the consecration ceremony, a priest performs a Prana Pratishtha to encourage Ganesha into the idol.
Through the service, hymns from the Rigveda, the Ganapati Atharvashirsa, the Upanishads, and the Ganesha stotra (prayer) from the Narada Purana are chanted.
Aartis are performed in the morning and evening, commonly with family and friends.
Public celebrations of the festival are popular and are organized by local youth groups, neighborhood associations or groups of tradespeople.
Revenue for the public festival is received from members of the organization organizing the party, residents, and businesses.
The Ganesha idols and statues that were accompanying are placed in temporary shelters, known as mandaps or pandals.
The festival features cultural activities for example orchestral and singing, theatre performances and community events such as free medical checkups, blood donation sites, and donations to the poor.
Ganesh Chaturthi, along with its religious aspects, is an important economic activity in Bangalore, Pune, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Chennai.
Industries, many artists, and companies get a substantial amount of their living.
Members of other religions also participate in the party.