Here are some of the Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations scheduled in Tampa, Orlando,
SEPT. 11: GANESH CHATURTHI; Hindu Temple of Florida, 5509 Lynn Road, Tampa; festivities start at 10 a.m. till 6 p.m. followed by Maha Prasadam; there will be a Ganesh art competition for all age groups from noon to 4 p.m.; for more information, call the cultural committee members Kalyani Derasari at (813) 977-6695 or Hema Vaidyanathan at (813) 389-7830.
SEPT. 11: GANESH CHATURTHI; 10:30 a.m.; Sanatan Mandir, 311 E. Palm Ave., Tampa; for information, call (813) 221-4482.
SEPT. 11 AND SEPT. 18: SHRI GANESH CHATURTHI FESTIVAL AND VISARJAN; festival on Sept. 11 and visarajan on Sept. 18; Hindu Society of Central Florida, 1994 Lake Drive, Casselberry; for details, call (407) 699-5277 or visit www.hindutempleorlando.org
SEPT. 11: GANESH CHATURTHI; Hindu Society of NorthEast Florida, 4968 Greenland Road, Jacksonville; for details, call (904) 268-7630 or visit www.jaxhindutemple.org
SEPT. 11: GANESH CHATURTHI; 8:30 a.m. pooja; Hindu Temple of Southwest Florida, 12552 Plantation Road, Fort Myers; for information, call (239) 482-0677, (239) 274-5584 or (239) 466-5236, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.hindutempleswfl.com
NITISH S. RELE