The unique tradition of decorating the roof of the place where the Ganesh idol is kept is called a Matoli. The Matoli consists of fresh local seasonal fruits and flowers which are mounted on a wooden frame.
Chaturthi|Matoli| Ganesh tradition | Photo: Arti Das
Matoli items are freshly harvested locally and are sold in markets three days prior to Ganesh Chaturthi.
This fruit -- Punica granatum L (family: Punicaceae or Lythraceae) -- supplied by the neighboring state of Karnataka and Maharashtra is available in plenty in the Goan markets. The fruit is nutritive and its seeds are medicinal.