Ganesh Chaturthi: Celebrations Throughout The Country

Updated: September 02, 2019 15:55 IST

The 10-day long Ganesh Chaturthi festival celebrating the birth of Lord Ganesh begins today. The festival is marked with the installation of Ganesha clay idols privately in homes, or publicly on elaborate pandals. Ganesh Chaturthi celebrates Lord Ganesha as the God of New Beginnings and the remover of obstacles as well as the god of wisdom and intelligence. The festival ends on the tenth day after start, when the idol is carried in a public procession with music and group chanting, then immersed in a nearby body of water such as a river or sea.

Ganesh Chaturthi: Celebrations Throughout The Country
Union Home Minister Amit Shah offer prayers at Shree Siddhivinayak Ganapati Temple, in Mumbai on Ganesh Chaturthi.
Ganesh Chaturthi: Celebrations Throughout The Country
Devotees offer 'Heena' Mehandi at Mooti Doongari temple during the Sinjara on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi celebration in Jaipur
Ganesh Chaturthi: Celebrations Throughout The Country
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari offers prayer at his residence in Nagpur.
Ganesh Chaturthi: Celebrations Throughout The Country
An idol of Ganesha being carried for installation at a pandal for Ganesh Chaturthi in Mumbai
Ganesh Chaturthi: Celebrations Throughout The Country
Preparations being done at the pandal of GSB Seva Mandal, in Matunga, for the 'darshan' of 'gold Ganesh' - the gold and precious stone-studded Ganpati idol.
Ganesh Chaturthi: Celebrations Throughout The Country
Devotees gather at Dodda Ganesha Temple in Bengaluru to offer prayers on Ganesh Chaturthi.
Ganesh Chaturthi: Celebrations Throughout The Country
Devotees carry an idol of Lord Ganesha on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi in Surat
Ganesh Chaturthi: Celebrations Throughout The Country
Devotees arrive for 'darshan' of lord Ganpati idol at Puliakulam Munthi Vinayakar Temple in Coimbatore.
Ganesh Chaturthi: Celebrations Throughout The Country
School students offer prayers on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi in Bhubaneswar
Ganesh Chaturthi: Celebrations Throughout The Country
Workers transport a Lord Ganesha idol to a pandal for Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Chennai
Ganesh Chaturthi: Celebrations Throughout The Country
Bollywood actor Shilpa Shetty collects a Ganesha Idol at Chinchpokli in Mumbai

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