Ottawa Maha Ganesh Utsav (Ottawa Ka Raja) was introduced to Ottawa, Canada in 2019. For the first time in Canada, a 14 feet Ganesh idol was ceremoniously installed by OMG, spearheaded by Jay Chadha. 

The venue for first year (2019) was EY Centre. This was one of the biggest and most talked about event in Ottawa with around 5,000 visitors in the 7 days. There was overwhelming community support and excitement to see Ganesh Festival of this scale for the first time in Canada. Various local artists and some from overseas performers participated in wide variety of programming. 

The festival was virtual in 2020 due to COVID related restrictions.

In 2022, OMG will celebrate Ganesh Utsav in person by strictly following local COVID restrictions. Our venue this year is Infinity Convention Centre. We invite you to be part of the most awaited event in Ottawa on September 2, 3 and 4! If you want to volunteer in the event, please contact us on the Facebook page of Ganesh Utsav 2022 – Ottawa Ka Raja.

Please note that we will strictly follow the COVID regulations, and will decide programming details accordingly. 

We look forward to continued support from the community in Ottawa and beyond in the coming years.

Our Team

Executive Team

Jay Chadha – President

Jack Uppal

Satwinder Sangha

Nandni Chadha

Ashwani Kurichh

Ottawa Event Team

Gurudutta Joshi

Anju Kurichh

Kamal Bakshi

Neeraj Sharma

Shefali Adhikari

Parmod Chhabra

Vandana Sharma

Nevin Porwal