Panaji, Sep 5: People in Goa today welcomed the God of good luck and prosperity--Lord Ganesha-- into their homes and community pandals, as the 10-day-long Ganesh festival celebrations began with pomp and gaiety.
The idols of Lord Ganesha were brought in the homes by the people last night and in the wee hours after which traditional rituals were performed.
"The festival is more of a homecoming for many people.
This is a time when families get to spend quality time," said Swapnil Shetkar, a renowned Goan filmmaker.
Several 'Ganeshotsav Mandals' in the state too have installed idols at their respective pandals, which would be immersed after ten days.
Goa Police has beefed up security across the state in view of the festival.