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In Karnataka, Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated with prayers offered to Gauri, the mother of Lord Ganesh. The married women pray to Goddess Gauri, to get blessings ofeir long lasting married life. It is celebrated in different temples of Lord Ganesh, where prayers are offered to the Lord and Gauri. In Karnataka, Ganesh Chaturthi is also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi and is counted amongst the popularly celebrated festivals.

In Karnataka, Gowri festival is also celebrated which precedes Ganesh Chaturthi and the festival goes on till 21 days in some cases, whereas; in other states, the festival is celebrated for 10 or 11 days. Every morning and evening, ‘aartis’ are done and Prasad is offered to Ganesha.