Ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi this year, Ganpati idols are being taken to pandals in the city of Mumbai. Pic/Sameer Markande
In this file photo, a huge Ganpati idol is taken to its place of residence from a workshop in Lalbaugh, Parel as devotees get the first glimpse of their favourite Bappa
Besides huge idols, there were colourful and unique Ganpati idols too that were on their way to the Ganpati pandals
With their favourite Bappa on his way, how could devotees not celebrate? A group of young girls and devotees of Bappa are seen performing Lezim, which is a folk dance form of Maharashtra as a young boy poses as Lord Ganesha
A young devotee is seen taking the blessings of Lord Ganesha's Vahan the mouse who is seen holding Ganesha's favourite sweet - modak in his hands
As the idols move towards their destination, ongoing devotees are seen clicking pictures and capturing the first look of Lord Ganesha on their phones and cameras
A young girl is seen capturing the huge idol of Lord Ganesha on her phone from her balcony as senior citizens take refuge from the scorching sun to get a glimpse of the Ganpati idols
The huge Ganpati idols were taken from the workshop in Lalbaugh, Parel with much fervour as the air was filled with chants of 'Ganpati Bappa Morya'
In this file photo, huge Ganpati idols are seen in the procession on their way to their pandal. The Ganpatis are seen seated above a bear and a tortoise as the devotees lead the way to the pandals
A gang of young boys and girls from the Dhol Tasha Pathak are seen moving in tandem with one another as they play the drums marking the celebrations of the Ganesh Chaturthi 2018
Devotees dancing to the beats of Dhol Tasha music is a common sight to look forward to during Ganesh Chaturthi.
In the file photo, a group of Dhol Tasha Pathak are seen beating the drums in tandem as the play the tunes of Ganpati music as Bappa makes his way to the pandal
A huge standing idol of Lord Ganesha makes its way through the busy street of Mumbai roads amidst the buses and cars as the Idol stands strong and tall with his father Lord Shiva standing behind him as his pillar of strength
A devotee of Lord Ganesha is seen covering the huge Ganpati idol as rain gods play a spoilsport during the procession of the Ganpati celebration in Mumbai
Huge Idols of Lord Ganesha were greeted by devotees and travelers alike as on their way to the pandals
Two bike-borne devotees of Lord Ganesha are seen displaying a flag of Shivaji Maharaj and leading the way as the huge Ganpati Idol makes its way to the pandal in the backdrop on a busy road
Ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi 2018 more than 40 Ganesh idols were taken to their respective pandals in Mumbai in September 2018. The Ganpati Idols were transported to different pandals from Lalbaugh, Parel which is known to be the centre of Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations and workshops in Mumbai. All Pictures/Ashish Raje
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