Pune, September 19: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Tuesday performed special puja at the famous Dagdusheth Ganapati pandal here in Maharashtra on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi, the first day of the ten-day festival. The theme of this year's decoration at the pandal is the replica of the under-construction Ram Mandir of Ayodya.  Ganesh Chaturthi 2023: ISRO’s Successful Lunar Landing Mission Chandrayaan 3 Recreated at Chhattisgarh’s Raipur 120 Feet Ganesh Pandal (Watch Video)

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Mohan Bhagwat Performs Lord Ganesh Puja

Earlier in the day, a procession of all five manache (revered) Ganapati - Kasba, Tambdi Jogeshwari, Guruji Talim, Tulshibag and Kesari Wada- was taken out with fanfare in the city. Police personnel are deployed to ensure that no untoward incident happens during the festival.