History of Ganesh Puja celebration in North America

Most of the first generation of Odias came to North America in late 60’s.  They came here for higher education. Back home every schools and colleges used to worship the Saraswati (Goddess of knowledge) and Ganesh (God of knowledge).  Ganesh is also worshiped by business community as well. It is Performed on the 4th day of New Moon in the month of Indian calendar month, Bhadrav.

Festivals of Odisha

Ganesh Puja by OSA DC 2016 Puspanjali video below:



Ganesh_puja Puspanjali in Odia

Ganersh_puja Puspanjali in English

(Note: Ganesh puja materials were developed by help from late Arun Das 1992 and 2010)

Complete brochure used on September 11, 2010 by DC chapter

Officiating priest, Pratap Dash’  Ganesh Puja steps 2011

A short animation story on birth of Ganesh and how he got an elephant head: A nice anecdote with voice of  Twinkle (Pranati’s daughter) should be finished by her.