Ganesha is welcomed home by devotees everywhere with a lot of fanfare. Celebrated for 1 ½, 5, 7 or 10 days, Ganeshis humbly accepted by his devotees who makes the lord’s stay pleasant by offering modak, fruits, flowers and above all, sincere devotion. The festival of Ganesh Chaturthi goes on for 10 days but some people perform the festival for a shorter length of time.1.5 days puja is observed in the west, like in the United States.The Items Needed for a 1.5 Day Puja:
A clay image of Lord Ganesh, red flowers, Modaks, assorted sweets like Pedha, Karanjis, coconut, chandan or sandalwood, incense sticks, fruits, sweet made of Pancha Khadya.Procedure of the 1.5 Days Puja of Ganesh Chaturthi
Thus for performing a brief 1.5 days puja at home, observing the above rituals is more than enough. Pundits perform elaborate, detailed rituals but more than strictly observing the rituals, what matters is the sincerity with which the Lord is worshipped.