Ganpati Visarjan 2017 in photos: Mumbai bids farewell to Lord Ganesh

05-Sep-2017
  • Ganpati Visarjan 2017 in photos: Mumbai bids farewell to Lord Ganesh

    The immersion processions of the idols of prominent Ganesh mandals in Mumbai and other parts of Maharashtra began this morning amid fanfare. All photos/Manjeet Thakur

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  • Ganpati Visarjan 2017 in photos: Mumbai bids farewell to Lord Ganesh

    Among the early starters for the immersion in the city were the Ganesh Galli Mandal and Lalbaughcha Raja which attracted lakhs of devotees during the Ganesh festival

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  • Ganpati Visarjan 2017 in photos: Mumbai bids farewell to Lord Ganesh

    The immersion marks the end of the Ganesh festival, which was popularised by Bal Gangadhar Tilak to bring the people together to create a feeling of patriotism and fight the British Raj

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  • Ganpati Visarjan 2017 in photos: Mumbai bids farewell to Lord Ganesh

    Over 7,600 Ganesh idols installed at public places and more than one lakh idols in homes will be immersed today, police said

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  • Ganpati Visarjan 2017 in photos: Mumbai bids farewell to Lord Ganesh

    The smaller idols will be immersed first, followed by the big ones like Lalbaugcha Raja, which will be immersed in the Arabian Sea at Girgaum Chowpatty in south Mumbai

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  • Ganpati Visarjan 2017 in photos: Mumbai bids farewell to Lord Ganesh

    Parel cha Raja on his way. Pic/Manjeet Thakur

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  • Ganpati Visarjan 2017 in photos: Mumbai bids farewell to Lord Ganesh

    The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), police, Coast Guard and Navy have made elaborate arrangements to ensure smooth and safe immersion of the idols

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  • Ganpati Visarjan 2017 in photos: Mumbai bids farewell to Lord Ganesh

    The prime locations for immersion are Girgaum Chowpatty, Juhu beach, Powai lake, Dadar Chowpatty, Madh jetty and Marve in Malad

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  • Ganpati Visarjan 2017 in photos: Mumbai bids farewell to Lord Ganesh

    Several devotees performed the Koli dance, a traditional dance of the fishermen, at the Lalbaughcha Raja pandal in central Mumbai before the 'visarjan' (immersion) procession began

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  • Ganpati Visarjan 2017 in photos: Mumbai bids farewell to Lord Ganesh

    Ganesh Chaturthi is an annual occurance on August or September for 11 days where the Hindu deity Lord Ganesha is worshipped

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  • Ganpati Visarjan 2017 in photos: Mumbai bids farewell to Lord Ganesh

    Lalbaugcha Raja Ganesh mandal's visarjan procession. Pic/Pradeep Dhivar

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  • Ganpati Visarjan 2017 in photos: Mumbai bids farewell to Lord Ganesh

    Lalbaugcha Raja is one of Mumbai's oldest Ganesh mandals

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  • Ganpati Visarjan 2017 in photos: Mumbai bids farewell to Lord Ganesh

    Volunteers showering a Ganpati idol with flowers and gulaal during a Visarjan procession

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  • Ganpati Visarjan 2017 in photos: Mumbai bids farewell to Lord Ganesh

    Girgaon Chowpatty is one of many popular Ganpati immersion sites around Mumbai

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  • Ganpati Visarjan 2017 in photos: Mumbai bids farewell to Lord Ganesh

    A group of Ganesh Visarjan revellers posing for a selfie

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  • Ganpati Visarjan 2017 in photos: Mumbai bids farewell to Lord Ganesh

    Lalbaugcha Raja, GSB and Andhericha Raja are three of many famous Ganpati mandals in Mumbai

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  • Ganpati Visarjan 2017 in photos: Mumbai bids farewell to Lord Ganesh

    Visarjan revellers during a procession in Mumbai

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  • Ganpati Visarjan 2017 in photos: Mumbai bids farewell to Lord Ganesh

    A Ganpati idol getting showered with flowers and gulaal during a visarjan procession in Mumbai

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    Ganpati Visarjan revellers at Giragaon Chowpatty in Mumbai
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    A Ganpati Visarjan procession in Peddar Road, Mumbai
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  • Ganpati Visarjan 2017 in photos: Mumbai bids farewell to Lord Ganesh
    Volunteers from a Ganesh mandal during a Ganpati Visarjan procession in Peddar Road, Mumbai
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  • Ganpati Visarjan 2017 in photos: Mumbai bids farewell to Lord Ganesh
    Ganpati idols getting immersed at Girgaon Chowpatty
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  • Ganpati Visarjan 2017 in photos: Mumbai bids farewell to Lord Ganesh
    Volunteers with the Lalbaugcha Raja Ganpati idol during the visarjan procession in Mumbai. Pic credits Vips | Photography
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  • Ganpati Visarjan 2017 in photos: Mumbai bids farewell to Lord Ganesh
    In 2017, the Lalbaugcha Raja Ganpati is now in its 83rd year. Pic credits Vips | Photography
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  • Ganpati Visarjan 2017 in photos: Mumbai bids farewell to Lord Ganesh
    Lalbaugcha Raja, formerly known as Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandal, Lalbaug, was founded in 1934. Pic credits Vips | Photography
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  • Ganpati Visarjan 2017 in photos: Mumbai bids farewell to Lord Ganesh
    Revellers take photographs during a Ganpati Visarjan procession in Mumbai
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  • Ganpati Visarjan 2017 in photos: Mumbai bids farewell to Lord Ganesh
    Ganpati Visarjan festivities were in full swing at Girgaum Chowpatty. Pic/Sayyed Sameer Abedi
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  • Ganpati Visarjan 2017 in photos: Mumbai bids farewell to Lord Ganesh
    Revellers preparing to immerse Lord Ganesh idols during Ganpati Visarjan festivities at Girgaum Chowpatty in Mumbai. Pic/Sayyed Sameer Abedi
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  • Ganpati Visarjan 2017 in photos: Mumbai bids farewell to Lord Ganesh
    At least 12 persons, including minors and an on-duty policeman, lost their lives during immersion ceremonies on Anant Chaturdashi, marking the end of the 12-day long Ganeshotsav celebrations throughout Maharashtra on Tuesday, officials said. Pic/Sayyed Sameer Abedi
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  • Ganpati Visarjan 2017 in photos: Mumbai bids farewell to Lord Ganesh
    This Ganesh Chaturthi was the 125th year of Maharashtra's biggest public festival, started in a modest way by Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak in 1894 to rally the masses during the Independence movement and bypass restrictions imposed by the British rulers on public meetings. Pic/Sayyed Sameer Abedi
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  • Ganpati Visarjan 2017 in photos: Mumbai bids farewell to Lord Ganesh
    Tight security by multiple agencies was in place in Mumbai since the Ganesh Chaturthi on August 25 with over 40,000 personnel of the Mumbai Police, teams of Fire Brigade, the Indian Navy, the Indian Coast Guard, disaster management units deployed. Besides, helicopters, high-speed patrol boats and hovercrafts watched over the coastline, and over 5,000 CCTVs closely monitored the western megapolis. The main immersion site in Mumbai was the the historic Girgaum Chowpatty which attacted several lakh people, including domestic and foreign tourists. Pic/Sayyed Sameer Abedi
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