By Dharminder Balach

Hindu devotees are dancing on the Vedic hymns at the festival.

On Saturday, the Ganesh Chaturthi festival kicked off in Rahim Yar Khan at the Siddhi Vinayak Temple, Bhong, with the traditional fervour.

Ganesh festival is celebrated by the Hindu community every year in August-September to revere the god, Ganesh. The festival lasts for ten days.

At the festival, people distribute prasada or sweets which are considered to be the favourite of Ganesh, the elephant-headed deity.

Here are some glimpses of the event which attracted a large number of people from the Hindu community across the country.

People gather outside the Siddhi Vinayak Temple in the outskirts of Rahim Yar Khan district, where the festival was organized. 


At the Ganesh festival, water stalls are set up for the yatrees.  


Besides chanting hymns, Hindu text is also recited as part of observance during the Ganesh festival.  


These volunteers serve the food every year to the devotees at the Ganesh festival. 


Food is being served to the devotees who travel from other cities specially Sindh to attend the festival. 


Dharminder Balach works with Pak Voices as a citizen journalist from Rahim Yar Khan. 

All photos by the author.