The annual Sarvajanika Ganeshotsavam at Kasargod town is celebrated in
connection with Ganesh Chathurthi. Held under the banner of Sarvajanika
Ganeshotsava Samithi, this festival falls during September continues for
5 to 7 days. The residents of the coastal areas of Kasargod are ardent
devotees of Lord Ganesha and hence a number of temples have been built
for the deity all along the coastline. A huge clay idol of the lord is
worshiped throughout the festive days and special poojas are conducted
in connection with the festival. On the last day, a procession is carried
out through the town with the idol and it is immersed in the temple tank.
Observed with huge enthusiasm, Ganeshotsavam attracts thousands of devotees
and the day has been declared as a public holiday in Kasargod.