Mysore (ಮೈಸೂರು - Maisūru) Chamundeshwari Temple is this year's theme at Ganesh Galli Ganapati Pandal, Lalbag.
That's demon Mahishasura's statue that's being prepared to greet Ganesh bhakts who will come to view Lalbagcha raja. An exact replica of the same statue that welcomes people at the roundabout just before you enter the temple complex on Chamundi hills.
And why am I excited? Because it's from my home state and Mysore is my favourite city, even though I have never lived there.
And yes, Ganesh Chaturti is as big a festival in Karnataka as it is in Maharastra and shares the same history. One of the earliest known inscription of Marathi is found in Sravanabelagola, not too far from Mysore in Southern Karnataka and the languages spoken in Karnataka share many similarities with Marathi.