Vinayaka Chathurthi celebrated in Tamil Nadu
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People across Tamil Nadu today celebrated Vinayaka Chaturthi -- the celebration of the birth of Lord Ganesha -- with religous fervour.
Special pujas were performed at various temples across the state. In some temples, 'Ganapathy Homam' a ritual seeking peace and prosperity, was performed early in the morning.
People offered prayers to the God of knowledge and remover of obstacles and offered him 'kozhukattai', a sweet south Indian dish.
Famous temples across Tamil Nadu, including Uchipillayar Temple in Tiruchirapalli and Vinayakar temple in Pillaiyarpatti in Madurai district wore a festive look.
At the Uchi Pillayar Temple, a giant 25 kg 'kozhukattai' was offered to the main deity.
In some parts of the state, the main deity was taken out in a procession through the streets
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa extended her greetings to the people on the occasion.
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