They are also asking for funds in the name of Ganesh, not the god, but a mortal priest.
Ganesh Bhatt is the pradhan archak (head priest) of the Ganesha temple at BEL layout in Vidyaranyapura.
He has been undergoing dialysis for his kidney-related ailments and residents who frequent the temple are seeking funds to help him.
The temple is more than 30 years old and Bhatt has been working there as a priest from the time it was opened.
He does not have medical insurance and no company will come forward now to insure him.