Ganpati Visarjan in pics: Mumbaikars bid adieu to Lord Ganesh

Updated: 26 September, 2016 14:55 IST
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    The immersion procession of Lalbaugcha Raja
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    The Lalbaugcha Raja idol showered with flowers during the procession
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    A mandal member adorns the Chintamani cha Ganpati idol with kumkum during the immersion procession in Chinchpokali
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    The Shri Mahalakshmi Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandal idol during the immersion procession
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    Mandal members pose for a selfie during the immersion procession
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    The Ganpati Visarjan procession led to heavy traffic jams in several parts of Mumbai combined with the heavy downpour since morning
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    Devotees immerse Lord Ganesh idols at Girgaon Chowpatty
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    Ganesh Chaturthi lasts ten days, ending on the fourteenth day of the fortnight (Anant Chaturdashi)
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    At the end of the festival, which is termed as Ganpati Visarjan, the idols are immersed in a large body of water such as the sea, river or a lake. The clay idols disintegrate over time in the water
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    Members of a Ganesh Pandal in Bandra cover up their Ganpati idol with a plastic sheet due to the rains
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    The heavy rains couldn't keep Mumbaikars from participating in Ganesh Visarjan festivities
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    Seveal devotees thronged Girgaon Chowpatty to immerse Ganesh idols
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    Public Preparations for Ganesh Chaturthi begins months ahead. They are usually funded by local residents, businesses and community organizations
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    The idol making in Maharashtra usually begins with"Padya pooja" or worshipping the feet of Lord Ganesh
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    The Ganpati idols are brought to "pandals" or temporary structures usually 15–20 days before. These pandals have elaborate decoration and lighting
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    Devotees venture out in boats to immerse Ganesh idols
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    Idol makers have been making eco-friendly Ganesh idols instead of Plaster of Paris ones in recent years
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    Girgaum Chowpatty. Pic/Suresh Karkera
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    Andheri (East). Pic/Rane Ashish
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    Girgaum Chowpatty. Pic/Atul Kamble
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People from all over Mumbai bid farewell to Lord Ganesh. Ganpati Visarjan processions engulfed city streets despite the heavy downpour and traffic woes. We take a look in pictures...

First Published: 16 September, 2016 07:00 IST