Date: 13th -17th September 2018
Shree Ganeshaye namah
The pooja started with Ganesh Sthapana in Indus Business Academy, Bangalore on the 13th of September 2018. The sthapana was done in the morning by IBA students with Faculty & Staff members. The place where idol of Ganesh ji was kept was decorated by the students and the special thing this year was that along with a big idol of Ganesh ji 12 small idols were kept which were made by IBA students. After sthapana, Pooja was performed, which was followed by prashad distribution. In the evening also, Pooja and aarti was done in the presence of the faculty & staff members along with students. In the following three days, same rituals were followed with everyone chanting the bhajans during aarti and seeking blessings from the Vighnaharta, as Ganeshji is often referred to by his worshippers.
On the final day, morning Pooja and aarti were performed as per rituals and in the evening special aarti was performed before visarjan. In between, there was laddu bidding before visarjan, in which Batch 17-19 as well as 18-20 participated in groups to bid as high as possible to claim the big laddu. Batch 18-20 won it by putting a bid of 21k. Later, the procession for visarjan started in which students carried the idol of Ganesha on their shoulders and the 12 small idols that were made by student groups of Batch 18-20 were also carried by their respective group members. The idols were carried around the whole campus before visarjan in pond near main gate. The final aarti was held near the pond and visarjan was done in the presence of whole IBA fraternity with a hope that bappa blesses us all and comes even earlier the following year.