Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations begin with great fervour

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A man stands next to an idol of Lord Ganesha while it is carried to a place of worship in Ahmedabad on 24 August. Reuters
1/10A man stands next to an idol of Lord Ganesha while it is carried to a place of worship in Ahmedabad on 24 August. Reuters
Devotees in a queue at Moti Doongari temple on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi in Jaipur, on Friday. The festival is celebrated on a grand scale, with preparations beginning months in advance. PTI
2/10Devotees in a queue at Moti Doongari temple on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi in Jaipur, on Friday. The festival is celebrated on a grand scale, with preparations beginning months in advance. PTI
A Ganesha idol dressed in the outfit of the Brazilian football team, ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi festival, in Navi Mumbai on Thursday. The festival lasts 10 to 12 days and ends with the ritual of immersing the Ganesha idols in water bodies.PTI
3/10A Ganesha idol dressed in the outfit of the Brazilian football team, ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi festival, in Navi Mumbai on Thursday. The festival lasts 10 to 12 days and ends with the ritual of immersing the Ganesha idols in water bodies.PTI
People seeking blessing of elephants at the Latashil Ganesh Temple in Guwahati on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi on Friday. PTI
4/10People seeking blessing of elephants at the Latashil Ganesh Temple in Guwahati on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi on Friday. PTI
Lord Ganesha decorated with Modak tableau (Laddu) at the famous Moti doongari temple in Jaipur on Wednesday. PTI
5/10Lord Ganesha decorated with Modak tableau (Laddu) at the famous Moti doongari temple in Jaipur on Wednesday. PTI
An artist making a sketch of Lord Ganesha with his eyes closed on the eve of Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Varanasi on Thursday. The artist, Vijay, completed the sketch in about five seconds. PTI
6/10An artist making a sketch of Lord Ganesha with his eyes closed on the eve of Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Varanasi on Thursday. The artist, Vijay, completed the sketch in about five seconds. PTI
Sculptors giving final adjustments to the idols of Ganesha on Friday. Ganesha idols are made two to three months before Ganesh Chaturthi. PTI
7/10Sculptors giving final adjustments to the idols of Ganesha on Friday. Ganesha idols are made two to three months before Ganesh Chaturthi. PTI
Devotees gather to get a glimpse of Lalbaugcha Raja idol in Mumbai. Mumbai’s iconic Lalbaugcha Raja, which is over 12 feet tall, has been receiving a flurry of sponsorships, which includs sponsorships from RBI-promoted Rupay, Bank of Maharashtra and BigFM. PTI
8/10Devotees gather to get a glimpse of Lalbaugcha Raja idol in Mumbai. Mumbai’s iconic Lalbaugcha Raja, which is over 12 feet tall, has been receiving a flurry of sponsorships, which includs sponsorships from RBI-promoted Rupay, Bank of Maharashtra and BigFM. PTI
Devotees shout religious slogans as they pull a trolley with the statue of Ganesha to a place of worship on the first day of the ten-day-long Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Mumbai on Friday. Reuters
9/10Devotees shout religious slogans as they pull a trolley with the statue of Ganesha to a place of worship on the first day of the ten-day-long Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Mumbai on Friday. Reuters
A polluted Yamuna after immersion of Ganesh idols after Ganesh Chaturthi, at Yamuna river in New Delhi in September last year. Apart from the celebrations, the tradition of immersing clay idols in water bodies causes a lot of water pollution. HT
10/10A polluted Yamuna after immersion of Ganesh idols after Ganesh Chaturthi, at Yamuna river in New Delhi in September last year. Apart from the celebrations, the tradition of immersing clay idols in water bodies causes a lot of water pollution. HT
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