The Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations remained low key in Odisha due to COVID-19 pandemic. The district administration had earlier barred community level Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations in Odisha due. Abiding by the instructions, people offered prayers at their homes.
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik greeted everyone on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi on twitter.
Sand artist of international repute Sudarsan Patnaik sculpted a sand art, praying the deity to give strength to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
Meanwhile, Khurda based miniature artist L Eswar Rao created a miniature pandal and a tiny idol of Lord Ganesh. The pandal is eco-friendly pandal and made by using 342 paper sticks. The pandal in 12 feet high and eight inches wide. A three-inch idol of Lord Ganesh is placed on it.