Chennai: The final phase of immersion of
idols of Lord Ganesh here passed off peacefully today,
bringing down the curtains on the Vinayakar Chaturthi
festival, police said.
Vinayakar Chaturthi was celebrated on September 11. The
immersion of idols traditionally takes place on the third and
seventh day of the festival. The first phase of the immersion
of idols was held yesterday.
Amid tight security, around 800 idols were brought in a
procession with devotees bursting crackers and immersed in the
Bay of Bengal at five designated points here.
Police maintained a strict vigil since early morning to
ensure a peaceful immersion. Surveillance cameras were set up
at important places to watch the procession, they said.