The city of Hyderabad is known for celebrating the Ganesh festival with great aplomb. It is the third city in the country after Mumbai and Pune to celebrate the Ganesh festival in such a pompous way. A mass immersion program is organized by Bhagyanagar Ganesh Utsav Samiti every year, in which a huge number of people take part.
This year many innovative and unique Ganpati Bappa idols were installed. Apart from the famous 40 feet tall Ganesh at Khairatabad, these unconventional idols have their own history in the Begum Bazaar's streets. At Begum Bazaar, the Ganesh Nimajjanam program is being led by 'Wrestler Ganesh.' For more than four decades, the streets of Begum Bazar have been thronged by a large number of devotees who are attracted to catch a glimpse of the Wrestler Ganesha with traditional wrestlers.
Another Ganesha idol was installed at Begum Bazar Chhatri, which bears the national flag and celebrates 75th Independence Day, coinciding with Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav. Another Ganpati idol donning a doctor's coat giving a commentary to a patient remains a major attraction. Another such statue installed in Begum Bazar which is drawing huge attention is the one where Ganesha can be seen holding a spear as a tribute to Olympic gold medalist Neeraj Chopra.