Ganpati visarjan 2018: 11-day Ganesh festival ends in Mumbai

Sep 24, 2018, 10:54 IST
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    Processions carrying idols of Lord Ganesh for immersion began winding their way towards rivers and lakes across Mumbai on Sunday morning, marking the culmination of the 11-day festival. In picture: Mumbai's most famous and one of the oldest Sarvajanik Ganpatis, Ganesh Galli Cha Raja also popularly known as 'Mumbai Cha Raja' started its final visarjan process on Sunday morning at Lalbaug. This year the Ganesh Ganesh Galli Cha Raja Idol entered its 91st year. The Ganesh Galli Cha Raja is visited by thousands and lakhs of devotees every day during the Ganesh Chaturthi festival. Pic/Satej Shinde

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    In big cities like Pune and Mumbai, processions carrying huge idols of the elephant-headed God on decorated trucks, accompanied by thousands of devotees and troupes of drummers continued well past midnight. In picture: The procession of Ganesh Galli Cha Raja took the following route: Dr. S.S Rao Road, Ganesh Cinema, Chinchpokli Bridge, Arthur Road Corner, Saat Rasta, Sane Guruji Marg, Agreepada, Dr. Bhadkamkar Marg, Opera House, Wilson College, Girgaum Chowpatty. Pic/Satej Shinde

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    The government had banned the DJ and Dolby sound in the high court saying that these systems cannot be operated without breaching the maximum sound limits permissible under the Noise Pollution Rules. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said Lord Ganesh does not need such hi-tech sound amplifying systems. The government's ban on DJ and Dolby sound has created resentment among some Ganesh mandals (groups which celebrate the festival in public), but the Bombay High Court upheld it earlier this week. Pic/Shadab Khan

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    When it came to grand processions, in Mumbai, the famous Lalbaughcha Raja Ganpati, which attracts lakhs of devotees during the festival, was among the early starters for immersion at the seashore in Dadar. Pic/Atul Kamble

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    The procession of Lalbaugcha Raja took the following traffic route: Bharat Mata Theater, Sane Guruji Marg, Byculla Railway Station, Clare Road, Nagpada, Dunkan Road, Don Taki, Sant Sena Maharaj Marg (Kumbharwada), Suthar Gully, Madhav Baug, C.P. Tank, V.P. Road, Opera House, Girgaum Chowpatty. Pic/Atul Kamble

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    Lalbaugcha Raja often has a large turnout since this idol of Lord Ganesha is considered 'Navsacha Ganpati', which means the fulfiller of all wishes. Pic/Atul Kamble

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    During the Ganesh Festival, devotees bring home idols of the deity Ganesh and offer prayers in order to invoke his blessings for wisdom and prosperity, culminating with the immersion of the idols in bodies of water, including the ocean on the last day

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    Tejukaya Cha Raja, a popular Ganesh pandal in Lalbaug in Mumbai also started its procession on Sunday morning in Mumbai. The Ganesh Mandal, the organisers of Tejukaya cha Raja, also won the Mumbaicha Raja award in 2012. Pic/Satej Shinde

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    During the procession, devotees gather around idols of Lord Ganesha and shower confetti or flowers. This is seen during the procession of big idols. Pic/Satej Shinde

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    Bollywood star Ranbir Kapoor, along with his father Rishi Kapoor and uncles Randhir and Rajiv, kept to tradition and celebrated Ganpati Visarjan with full enthusiasm amidst a sea of fans at the iconic RK Studios, which has been put up for sale. Pic/PTI

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    The Kapoor family always steps out and celebrates the Ganpati festival at the studio in Chembur with gusto. And this year was no different, even if it may be the last at the venue, as the sounds of the 'dhol' and 'tashe' enhanced the festive fervour. Seen in the photo is Rishi Kapoor. Pic/PTI

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    Ranbir, who was dressed in a white shirt and blue denims, came back to Mumbai from Bulgaria where he was shooting "Brahmastra" to be a part of the festivities. While Ranbir looked a little troubled by the heat and humidity in Mumbai, he seemed to be comfortable amid the fans surrounding him. He smiled at his fans and waved out to them, much to their delight. Pic/PTI

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    Rajiv Kapoor took part in the procession to immerse the Ganpati idol which was brought in on Ganesh Chaturthi on September 13. The security arrangements ensured all went smooth. They played instruments, and Randhir, Ranbir and Rajiv even broke a coconut each before the procession. Pic/PTI

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    In Mumbai, prime locations for immersion are Girgaum Chowpatty (beach), Juhu, Powai lake and Dadar Chowpatty. Pic/Ashish Raje

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    Among the thousands who thronged the beachfront at Girgaum were 300 foreign nationals who watched the immersions from special enclosure after having booked tickets for it online through MTDC, said BJP corporator Atul Shah. Pic/Ashish Raje

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    While public Ganesh mandals prefer to take the idols for immersion to sea shores or rivers, families which install smaller idols are increasingly conducting 'visarjan' at homes in buckets of water. With a view to avoid pollution of natural water bodies, many civic bodies had set up artificial ponds for immersion. Pic/Ashish Raje

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    As many as 11 people drowned in various parts of the state during immersion of Ganesh idols till 10 pm on Sunday, said police. Pic/Rane Ashish

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    As per the Director General of Police's Control Room, Raigad and Jalna reported three drownings each while Satara and Bhandara witnessed two drownings each and one person died in Pimpri Chinchwad. Mumbai did not report any such incident till late evening Sunday. Pic/Rane Ashish

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    Deepak Sankhla from Jodhpur, Rajasthan came all the way to Mumbai to immerse his Ganesh idol at Girgaon Chowpatty. Pic/Pradeep Dhivar

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    For the last 13 years Deepak has been performing Ganesh puja in his residence in Jodhpur but this year he decided to come to Mumbai for Ganesh Visarjan in Girgaon in Mumbai. Pic/Pradeep Dhivar

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    Ganpati visarjan procession at Juhu Chowpatty. The following are some images of Ganpati visarjan clicked at Juhu beach. Pic/Sneha Kharabe

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    Ganpati visarjan at Juhu Chowpatty. Pic/Sneha Kharabe

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    Ganpati visarjan at Juhu Chowpatty. Pic/Sneha Kharabe

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    Ganpati visarjan procession at Peddar Road. Pic/Rachna Kanwar

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    Volunteers immerse Ganpati at Versova beach in Mumbai Pic/Sameer Markande

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    Ganpati procession at Kondhwa in Pune. Pic/Vikram Kene

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The 11-day Ganesh Chaturthi concluded with the immersion of Lord Ganesh idols in the sea, rivers and other water bodies across Mumbai, Pune and other parts of Maharashtra. mid-day photographers and mid-day readers were present at popular immersion sites and clicked pictures of the festivities. Here's a look

 

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