Devotees performed ‘aarti’ amid a huge gathering at Lalbaugcha Raja and Siddhivinayak Temple in Mumbai on September 19 for the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi 2023. The Ganesh Chaturthi festival, which falls in the Bhadrapada month of the Hindu calendar, marks the birthday of Lord Ganesha, son of Shiva and Parvati. Also known as Vinayak Chaturthi or Ganeshotsav, the festival is characterised by the installation of Ganesha idols at homes and in gilded pandals (make-shift stage). The 10-day festival ends with the idols taken for Visarjan through elaborate immersion processions. The idols are immersed on the day of Anant Chaturdashi.