The duration of this festival varies from one to eleven, depending on the place and tradition, in different parts of the country. On the last day of the festival the idols (which are usually made of clay) are taken out in a colourful and musical procession and immersed traditionally in water. This festival is very important for students, and they worship Lord Ganesha to illumine their minds.
However, taking a break from this traditional manner of celebrating Ganesha Chaturthi, a bakery shop owner, Harjinder Singh Kukreja, hit upon a novel idea and has crafted a 40 kg Belgian Chocolate Ganesha at his shop located at Ludhiana. This chocolate Ganesha idol has been made with the noble aim and purpose to feed the kids from the poor families in the form of delicious chocolate milk. They intend to immerse this eco-friendly Ganesha idol in milk and then feed the chocolate milkshake to the needy children. It took them a complete one week to prepare this three feet Ganesha idol.