Ganesh Chaturthi

Aug 29, 2013, 15:57 PM IST
Devotees take an idol of Hindu god Ganesha through a street for immersion in the Arabian Sea in Mumbai.
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Devotees take an idol of Hindu god Ganesha through a street for immersion in the Arabian Sea in Mumbai.

Devotees take an idol of elephant headed Hindu god Ganesha through a street for immersion in the Arabian Sea in Mumbai.
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Devotees take an idol of elephant headed Hindu god Ganesha through a street for immersion in the Arabian Sea in Mumbai.

A devotee takes a picture of an idol of elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesha as it is lifted to be immersed in the Hussain Sagar Lake during Ganesh Chaturthi festival celebrations in Hyderabad.
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A devotee takes a picture of an idol of elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesha as it is lifted to be immersed in the Hussain Sagar Lake during Ganesh Chaturthi festival celebrations in Hyderabad.

A Hindu devotee wearing a mask of elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesha greets people at Hussain Sagar Lake during Ganesh Chaturthi festival celebrations in Hyderabad.
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A Hindu devotee wearing a mask of elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesha greets people at Hussain Sagar Lake during Ganesh Chaturthi festival celebrations in Hyderabad.

A volunteer smiles as he immerses an idol of elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesha in an artificial pond, specially set up for the immersion of idols to prevent pollution in the river Sabarmati, in Ahmadabad.
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A volunteer smiles as he immerses an idol of elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesha in an artificial pond, specially set up for the immersion of idols to prevent pollution in the river Sabarmati, in Ahmadabad.

Hindu devotees use a boat to immerse an idol of elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesha in the Gomati River during Ganesh Chaturthi festival celebrations in Lucknow.
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Hindu devotees use a boat to immerse an idol of elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesha in the Gomati River during Ganesh Chaturthi festival celebrations in Lucknow.

An unidentified man wearing the head of an idol of elephant-headed Hindu god
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An unidentified man wearing the head of an idol of elephant-headed Hindu god "Ganesha" during Ganesh Chaturthi festival celebrations in Chennai.

A devotee prepares to immerse an idol of elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesha in the Arabian Sea during Ganesh Chaturthi festival celebrations in Mumbai.
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A devotee prepares to immerse an idol of elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesha in the Arabian Sea during Ganesh Chaturthi festival celebrations in Mumbai.

Devotees prepare to immerse an idol of elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesha in the Arabian Sea during Ganesh Chaturthi festival celebrations in Mumbai.
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Devotees prepare to immerse an idol of elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesha in the Arabian Sea during Ganesh Chaturthi festival celebrations in Mumbai.

Devotees perform rituals as they prepare to immerse an idol of elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesha in the Arabian Sea during Ganesh Chaturthi festival celebrations in Mumbai.
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Devotees perform rituals as they prepare to immerse an idol of elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesha in the Arabian Sea during Ganesh Chaturthi festival celebrations in Mumbai.

A devotee prepares to immerse an idol of elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesha in the Arabian Sea during Ganesh Chaturthi festival celebrations in Mumbai.
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A devotee prepares to immerse an idol of elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesha in the Arabian Sea during Ganesh Chaturthi festival celebrations in Mumbai.

Devotees prepare to immerse idols of elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesha in the Arabian Sea during Ganesh Chaturthi festival celebrations in Mumbai.
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Devotees prepare to immerse idols of elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesha in the Arabian Sea during Ganesh Chaturthi festival celebrations in Mumbai.

Devotees dance as they prepare to immerse an idol of elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesha in the Arabian Sea during Ganesh Chaturthi festival celebrations in Mumbai.
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Devotees dance as they prepare to immerse an idol of elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesha in the Arabian Sea during Ganesh Chaturthi festival celebrations in Mumbai.

A devotee prepares to immerse an idol of elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesha in the Arabian Sea during Ganesh Chaturthi festival celebrations in Mumbai.
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A devotee prepares to immerse an idol of elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesha in the Arabian Sea during Ganesh Chaturthi festival celebrations in Mumbai.

Volunteers prepare to immerse an idol of elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesha in a pond during Ganesh Chaturthi festival celebrations in Bangalore.
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Volunteers prepare to immerse an idol of elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesha in a pond during Ganesh Chaturthi festival celebrations in Bangalore.

Worshippers carry an idol of elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesha for immersion in a pond during Ganesh Chaturthi festival celebrations in Bangalore.
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Worshippers carry an idol of elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesha for immersion in a pond during Ganesh Chaturthi festival celebrations in Bangalore.

Worshippers watch as idols of elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesha are carried by a crane for immersion in a pond during Ganesh Chaturthi festival celebrations in Bangalore.
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Worshippers watch as idols of elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesha are carried by a crane for immersion in a pond during Ganesh Chaturthi festival celebrations in Bangalore.

An Indian boy stands amid idols of elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesh being prepared ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi festival at a workshop in Hyderabad.
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An Indian boy stands amid idols of elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesh being prepared ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi festival at a workshop in Hyderabad.

Artisans make clay idols of the elephant-headed Hindu God Ganesha ahead of the Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Kolkata.
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Artisans make clay idols of the elephant-headed Hindu God Ganesha ahead of the Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Kolkata.

A clay idol of elephant headed Hindu god Ganesh is carried onto a passenger train before being transported to a place of worship in Mumbai.
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A clay idol of elephant headed Hindu god Ganesh is carried onto a passenger train before being transported to a place of worship in Mumbai.

A volunteer tries to adjust the axe of an idol of the Hindu god Ganesh as the same is transported to a place of worship in Mumbai.
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A volunteer tries to adjust the axe of an idol of the Hindu god Ganesh as the same is transported to a place of worship in Mumbai.

People watch as an idol of the Hindu god Ganesh is transported through a street to a place of worship in Mumbai.
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People watch as an idol of the Hindu god Ganesh is transported through a street to a place of worship in Mumbai.

A devotee stands near a huge idol of the Hindu god Ganesh as it is transported to a place of worship in Mumbai.
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A devotee stands near a huge idol of the Hindu god Ganesh as it is transported to a place of worship in Mumbai.

Idols of the Hindu god Ganesh are covered with a banner featuring Congress party leaders ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi festival at a workshop in Bangalore.
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Idols of the Hindu god Ganesh are covered with a banner featuring Congress party leaders ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi festival at a workshop in Bangalore.

An artisan works on an idol of Hindu god Ganesh ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi festival at a workshop in Bangalore.
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An artisan works on an idol of Hindu god Ganesh ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi festival at a workshop in Bangalore.