Ganesh Utsav

Sep 18, 2012, 16:46 PM IST
Devotees carry an idol of Hindu God Ganesha for immersion in the waters of the River Yamuna in front of the Taj Mahal monument during Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Agra.
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Devotees carry an idol of Hindu God Ganesha for immersion in the waters of the River Yamuna in front of the Taj Mahal monument during Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Agra.

Devotees carry an idol of Hindu god Ganesha for immersion during Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Ahmadabad.
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Devotees carry an idol of Hindu god Ganesha for immersion during Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Ahmadabad.

An idol of Hindu God Ganesha is loaded onto a camel cart for immersion during Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Ahmadabad.
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An idol of Hindu God Ganesha is loaded onto a camel cart for immersion during Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Ahmadabad.

Devotees gather around an idol of Hindu God Ganesha in Mumbai.
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Devotees gather around an idol of Hindu God Ganesha in Mumbai.

An idol of Hindu god Ganesha is lifted on a crane for immersion into the Hussain Sagar Lake in Hyderabad.
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An idol of Hindu god Ganesha is lifted on a crane for immersion into the Hussain Sagar Lake in Hyderabad.

Boatmen immerse an idol of Hindu god Ganesha in the river Sabarmati during the Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Ahmadabad.
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Boatmen immerse an idol of Hindu god Ganesha in the river Sabarmati during the Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Ahmadabad.

Hindus carry an idol of Hindu god Ganesha to immerse it in the river Sabarmati during the Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Ahmadabad.
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Hindus carry an idol of Hindu god Ganesha to immerse it in the river Sabarmati during the Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Ahmadabad.

A man carries an idol of Hindu god Ganesha on a makeshift raft to immerse it in the river Sabarmati during the Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Ahmadabad.
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A man carries an idol of Hindu god Ganesha on a makeshift raft to immerse it in the river Sabarmati during the Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Ahmadabad.

A man carries an idol of Hindu god Ganesha to immerse it in the Arabian Sea on the fifth day of the ten day long Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Mumbai.
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A man carries an idol of Hindu god Ganesha to immerse it in the Arabian Sea on the fifth day of the ten day long Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Mumbai.

Actor Tusshar Kapoor celebrates Ganesh Chaturthi at his residence.
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Actor Tusshar Kapoor celebrates Ganesh Chaturthi at his residence.

Rajpal Yadav and his wife during Ganesh visarjan.
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Rajpal Yadav and his wife during Ganesh visarjan.

Rakesh Roshan and Hrithik bring home Lord Ganesha.
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Rakesh Roshan and Hrithik bring home Lord Ganesha.

Kareena Kapoor and Madhur Bhandarkar seek blessings from Lord Ganesha on the eve of their film's release.
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Kareena Kapoor and Madhur Bhandarkar seek blessings from Lord Ganesha on the eve of their film's release.

Preity Zinta arrives at Salman Khan's residence for Ganesh Chaturthi. The Khan household celebrates the festival with much fervor.
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Preity Zinta arrives at Salman Khan's residence for Ganesh Chaturthi. The Khan household celebrates the festival with much fervor.

Hindu devotees dance with a huge idol of God Ganesh as they take part in a ‘Ganesh Chaturti’ festival procession in Mumbai.
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Hindu devotees dance with a huge idol of God Ganesh as they take part in a ‘Ganesh Chaturti’ festival procession in Mumbai.

Hindu devotees dance with a huge idol of Hindu god Ganesh as they take part in a ‘Ganesh Chaturti’ festival procession in Mumbai.
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Hindu devotees dance with a huge idol of Hindu god Ganesh as they take part in a ‘Ganesh Chaturti’ festival procession in Mumbai.

Hindu devotees dance with a huge idol of Hindu god Ganesh as they take part in a
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Hindu devotees dance with a huge idol of Hindu god Ganesh as they take part in a "Ganesh Chaturti" festival procession in Mumbai.

Folk dancers perform as they take part in a
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Folk dancers perform as they take part in a "Ganesh Chaturti" festival procession in Mumbai.

Devotees raise their hands as they pray in front of an idol of Hindu God Ganesha in Ahmadabad.
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Devotees raise their hands as they pray in front of an idol of Hindu God Ganesha in Ahmadabad.

Hindu devotees load an idol of Hindu God Ganesha into a car to take home, in Jammu.
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Hindu devotees load an idol of Hindu God Ganesha into a car to take home, in Jammu.

A Hindu devotee carries an idol of Hindu God Ganesha during a procession in Jammu.
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A Hindu devotee carries an idol of Hindu God Ganesha during a procession in Jammu.

Hindu devotees transport an idol of God Ganesha on the eve of Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Ahmadabad.
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Hindu devotees transport an idol of God Ganesha on the eve of Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Ahmadabad.

Hindu women dance during a procession ahead of the Ganesh Chaturti festival in Mumbai.
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Hindu women dance during a procession ahead of the Ganesh Chaturti festival in Mumbai.

Idols of elephant-headed Hindu God Ganesha are kept for sale beside a stall selling snacks in Hyderabad, India.
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Idols of elephant-headed Hindu God Ganesha are kept for sale beside a stall selling snacks in Hyderabad, India.

People load a giant idol of elephant-headed Hindu God Ganesha onto a truck in Hyderabad, India, Monday, Sept. 17, 2012. The ten-day Ganesh festival begins on Sept. 19 and ends with the immersion of Ganesha idols in water bodies on the last day.
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People load a giant idol of elephant-headed Hindu God Ganesha onto a truck in Hyderabad, India, Monday, Sept. 17, 2012. The ten-day Ganesh festival begins on Sept. 19 and ends with the immersion of Ganesha idols in water bodies on the last day.

An Indian woman sits pillion on a bike carrying an idol of elephant-headed Hindu God Ganesha in Hyderabad, India, Monday, Sept. 17, 2012. The ten-day Ganesh  festival begins on Sept. 19 and ends with the immersion of Ganesha idols in water bodies on the last day.
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An Indian woman sits pillion on a bike carrying an idol of elephant-headed Hindu God Ganesha in Hyderabad, India, Monday, Sept. 17, 2012. The ten-day Ganesh festival begins on Sept. 19 and ends with the immersion of Ganesha idols in water bodies on the last day.

Amitabh Bachchan and Shankar Mahadevan visited last year the famous Lalbaugcha Raja.
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Amitabh Bachchan and Shankar Mahadevan visited last year the famous Lalbaugcha Raja.

Shilpa Shetty and Raj Kundra were spotted during the visarjan of Ganpati last year. With baby Viaan part of the family now, we are sure the festival this year at the Kundra's would be extra special.
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Shilpa Shetty and Raj Kundra were spotted during the visarjan of Ganpati last year. With baby Viaan part of the family now, we are sure the festival this year at the Kundra's would be extra special.

Nana Patekar celebrated Ganesh Chaturthi at his residence.
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Nana Patekar celebrated Ganesh Chaturthi at his residence.