Lord Ganesh is probably the most popular God in India. The remover of our trouble and obstacles has a colorful birth. He's Elephant headed for a reason.
During this time, the homes worship Ganesh's idol but it's the colorful community festivals that are a sight to see.
Huge makeshift pandals (structures) come up on street corners. POP statues of Lord Ganesh, his parents(Shiva and Parvathi), their home in the Himalayas are all very colorful and decorated. Loud music - devotional and otherwise, sweets (laddoos are his favorite) are distributed with his blessings. Community events happen the entire week.
Visit the community festivities, take the Lord's blessings and relish the sweets if you are here during this time. This event is in collaboration with OnaPedal.