The Ganesh Puja is a Gana Parva or mass festival of Talcher like Dasahara of Cuttack, Laxmi puja of Angul and Dhenkanal, Sital Sasti of Sambalpur and Thakurani Yatra of Berhampur. The Ganesh Puja of Talcher is one of most famous festival in our State . The Puja is observed for a period of nearly two weeks, starting from Bhadrav Shukla Chatrurthi or Ganesh Chaturthi to Indu Purnima . The Lord Ganesh is worshiped in around 50 Puja pendals in the Talcher Town. In addition to colourful pendals, manadaps and deity, many mythological stories , episodes are also depicted through magnificent idols in the different Puja mandaps.
There is a central Puja committee, constituted with representatives from the different Puja Committees, Senior Citizens, People representatives, Civil, Police & Municipality Administration. The Sub-Collector, Talcher is the ex-officio President of the Central Puja Committee. A colorful immersion is arranged on Indu Purnima at Badadanda of Talcher attended by all Puja Committees. The procession covers all the main roads of the town. After the procession all the deities are immersed in the river Brahmani. The Central Puja Committee, organizes a metting on the day of immersion i.e. on Indupurnima at Badadanda Melana Place and the public auction sale of the Angya mala and Angya Ladu of Lord Ganesh has taken place. Thousands of people from different parts of District & State come to Talcher to see this festival.