India Celebrates Ganesh Chaturthi

Sep 06, 2016, 15:02 PM IST
A man performs maha-aarti with 511 earthen lamps on the first day of the Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Ahmedabad
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A man performs maha-aarti with 511 earthen lamps on the first day of the Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Ahmedabad.

Union defence Minister Manohar Parrikar worshipps Lord Ganesh at his ancestral house near Mapusa, Goa
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Union defence Minister Manohar Parrikar worshipps Lord Ganesh at his ancestral house near Mapusa, Goa.

Volunteers immerse Ganesh Idols in a makeshift pond at Ulsoor lake on the day of Ganesh Chaturthi celebration in Bengaluru
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Volunteers immerse Ganesh Idols in a makeshift pond at Ulsoor lake on the day of Ganesh Chaturthi celebration in Bengaluru.

Devotees take part in a procession on the occasion of Ganesh festival in Nagpur of Maharashtra
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Devotees take part in a procession on the occasion of Ganesh festival in Nagpur of Maharashtra.

Devotees carry an idol of lord Ganesha for installation on the occasion of Ganeshotsav, in Karad, Maharashtra
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Devotees carry an idol of lord Ganesha for installation on the occasion of Ganeshotsav, in Karad, Maharashtra.

Devotees carry an idol of lord Ganesha for installation at a pandal on the occasion of Ganeshotsav, in Karad, Maharashtra
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Devotees carry an idol of lord Ganesha for installation at a pandal on the occasion of Ganeshotsav, in Karad, Maharashtra.

Ganesh festival
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Devotees carry the Ganesha idols to the pandals ahead of Ganesh festival in Mumbai.

A woman carries an idol of Lord Ganesh
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A woman carries an idol of Lord Ganesh for installation on the occasion of Ganeshotsav, in Mumbai.

Punjabi community carries an idol of Lord Ganesh
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Punjabi community people carry an idol of Lord Ganesh for installation on the occasion of Ganeshotsav, in Mumbai.

Ganesh festival preparations
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School girls showing Lord Ganesha Idols made with Clay ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Bengaluru.