Ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi, Ganpati idols reach pandals in Mumbai; hundreds participate in processions near Lalbaug [Photos]

Ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi, huge idols of Lord Ganesh were transported to different pandals in Mumbai on Sunday.

FP Staff August 27, 2018 18:38:27 IST
Ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi, huge idols of Lord Ganesh were transported to different pandals in Mumbai on Sunday. Sachin Gokhale/Firstpost
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Ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi, huge idols of Lord Ganesh were transported to different pandals in Mumbai on Sunday. Sachin Gokhale/Firstpost
Hundreds thronged the streets to participate in the processions near Lalbaug in Dadar. Sachin Gokhale/Firstpost
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Hundreds thronged the streets to participate in the processions near Lalbaug in Dadar. Sachin Gokhale/Firstpost
Ganesh Chaturthi or Vinayaka Chaturthi is a 10-day Hindu festival that celebrates the birth of Goddess Parvati and Lord Shiva’s son, Lord Ganesha.  Sachin Gokhale/Firstpost
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Ganesh Chaturthi or Vinayaka Chaturthi is a 10-day Hindu festival that celebrates the birth of Goddess Parvati and Lord Shiva’s son, Lord Ganesha.  Sachin Gokhale/Firstpost
This year, Ganesh Chaturthi falls on 13 September. Despite the festival being two weeks away, people in several pockets of Maharashtra have already begun their celebrations. Sachin Gokhale/Firstpost
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This year, Ganesh Chaturthi falls on 13 September. Despite the festival being two weeks away, people in several pockets of Maharashtra have already begun their celebrations. Sachin Gokhale/Firstpost
As locals joined in the celebrations on Sunday, commuters witnessed traffic jams at various locations in Mumbai. Sachin Gokhale/Firstpost
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As locals joined in the celebrations on Sunday, commuters witnessed traffic jams at various locations in Mumbai. Sachin Gokhale/Firstpost
This year, Ganpati mandals in Mumbai will have to sign an undertaking issued by the fire department if they want to go ahead with Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations in the city. Sachin Gokhale/Firstpost
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This year, Ganpati mandals in Mumbai will have to sign an undertaking issued by the fire department if they want to go ahead with Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations in the city. Sachin Gokhale/Firstpost
The fire department guidelines are clear that the mandals need to submit a self-certified declaration about the compliance of fire safety measures to the ward authority, and it would be the sole responsibility of organisers to comply with all fire safety measures. Sachin Gokhale/Firstpost
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The fire department guidelines are clear that the mandals need to submit a self-certified declaration about the compliance of fire safety measures to the ward authority, and it would be the sole responsibility of organisers to comply with all fire safety measures. Sachin Gokhale/Firstpost
According to the rules, which came into effect from 16 July, smoking, bursting firecrackers and cooking in and around the location is prohibited. Sachin Gokhale/Firstpost
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According to the rules, which came into effect from 16 July, smoking, bursting firecrackers and cooking in and around the location is prohibited. Sachin Gokhale/Firstpost