Ganesh Puja also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi is the Hindu Puja festival celebrating the birth of Ganesha. It falls in the months of August or September of the Hindu calendar. The festival is marked with the installation of Ganesha clay idols privately in homes. Offerings and prasad from the daily prayers, that is distributed from the pandal to the community, include sweets such as modaka as it is believed to be a favorite of Lord Ganesh. The festival ends on the tenth day after start,but we end it by one and a half day where the idol is carried in a public procession with music and group chanting, then immersed in a nearby body of water such as a river or sea. In Mumbai alone, around 150,000 statues are immersed annually.