Thousands gather for Ganpati immersion at Girgaum Chowpatty

 Thousands gather for Ganpati immersion at Girgaum Chowpatty

Crowds gathered in large numbers for Ganpati immersion at the Girgaum Chowpatty of Mumbai to mark the occasion of 'Anant Chaturdashi'. Firstpost / Sachin Gokhale

Firstpost / Sachin Gokhale

People from around Mumbai traveled to the south of the city for the occasion. Firstpost / Sachin Gokhale

Firstpost / Sachin Gokhale

There are said to be about 7,000 Ganpati mandals in the city, and several families celebrate the festival at their homes as well. Firstpost / Sachin Gokhale

Firstpost / Sachin Gokhale

The place was crowded with Ganpati idols from Mumbai's iconic Lalbaugcha Raja statue to the tallest-ever Ganesh statue being made in Vijayawada. Firstpost / Sachin Gokhale

Firstpost / Sachin Gokhale

During the festival, the idols are taken through the streets in a procession accompanied by dancing and singing, and immersed in a river or the sea in accordance with the Hindu faith. Firstpost / Sachin Gokhale

Firstpost / Sachin Gokhale

While the tradition of the community festival started in Maharashtra, it is celebrated in other parts of the country as well. Firstpost / Sachin Gokhale

Firstpost / Sachin Gokhale

The lord of the new beginnings arrived with much grandeur and fanfare. Firstpost / Sachin Gokhale

Firstpost / Sachin Gokhale

Devotees seen carrying idols of the elephant-headed god. Firstpost / Sachin Gokhale

Firstpost / Sachin Gokhale

Many people are concerned about the adverse effects to the environment caused during immersion of the Ganesh idols. Firstpost / Sachin Gokhale

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