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Ganesh Chaturthi 2018: India gears up to celebrate Ganeshotsav

PTI, AP

Published : Sep 12, 2018, 5:42 pm IST
Updated : Nov 17, 2018, 9:15 am IST
Lord Ganesha is elephant-headed son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati and is considered as symbol of wisdom, prosperity and good fortune. (Photos: PTI, AP)
Lord Ganesha is elephant-headed son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati and is considered as symbol of wisdom, prosperity and good fortune. (Photos: PTI, AP)
An artist works on an idol of Lord Ganesha ahead of the 'Ganeshotsav', in Mumbai. (PTI)
An artist works on an idol of Lord Ganesha ahead of the 'Ganeshotsav', in Mumbai. (PTI)
An artist paints an idol of Lord Ganesh at a roadside workshop, ahead of the Ganesh festival, in Amritsar. (PTI)
An artist paints an idol of Lord Ganesh at a roadside workshop, ahead of the Ganesh festival, in Amritsar. (PTI)
An artist paints an idol of Lord Ganesh at a roadside workshop, ahead of the Ganesh festival, in Jammu. (PTI)
An artist paints an idol of Lord Ganesh at a roadside workshop, ahead of the Ganesh festival, in Jammu. (PTI)
An idol of Lord Ganesha is being transported ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi festival, in Mumbai. (PTI)
An idol of Lord Ganesha is being transported ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi festival, in Mumbai. (PTI)
Devotees carry a Ganesha idol to be installed at a pandal ahead of Ganpati festival. (PTI)
Devotees carry a Ganesha idol to be installed at a pandal ahead of Ganpati festival. (PTI)
An clay sculptor prepares an idol of Lord Ganesha, ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi festival, in Kolkata. (PTI)
An clay sculptor prepares an idol of Lord Ganesha, ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi festival, in Kolkata. (PTI)
Jewellery designer Nana Vedak displays ornaments for an idol of Lord Ganesha ahead of Ganpati festival. (PTI)
Jewellery designer Nana Vedak displays ornaments for an idol of Lord Ganesha ahead of Ganpati festival. (PTI)
The idol of the famous Lalbaugh The idol of the famous Lalbaugh cha Raja Ganesha Idol after installation ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi festival, at Lalbaugh. (PTI)cha Raja Ganesha Idol after installation ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi festival, at Lalbaugh. (PTI)
The idol of the famous Lalbaugh The idol of the famous Lalbaugh cha Raja Ganesha Idol after installation ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi festival, at Lalbaugh. (PTI)cha Raja Ganesha Idol after installation ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi festival, at Lalbaugh. (PTI)
A Ganesh idol designed akin to Tirupati being taken to its marquee for worship. (PTI)
A Ganesh idol designed akin to Tirupati being taken to its marquee for worship. (PTI)
Devotees transport a Ganesha idol from Old Vashi Creek to be installed at a pandal ahead of Ganpati festival, in Navi Mumbai. (PTI)
Devotees transport a Ganesha idol from Old Vashi Creek to be installed at a pandal ahead of Ganpati festival, in Navi Mumbai. (PTI)
A person takes a photo of an idol of Lord Ganesha made of American diamonds worth at least 8 lacs before installation ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi festival, in Hubballi. (PTI)
A person takes a photo of an idol of Lord Ganesha made of American diamonds worth at least 8 lacs before installation ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi festival, in Hubballi. (PTI)
The idol of the famous Lalbaugh cha Raja Ganesha Idol after installation ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi festival, at Lalbaugh. (PTI)
The idol of the famous Lalbaugh cha Raja Ganesha Idol after installation ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi festival, at Lalbaugh. (PTI)
Indian women, holding kids, walks past idols of elephant headed Hindu god Ganesha displayed for sale ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi festival in New Delhi. (AP)
Indian women, holding kids, walks past idols of elephant headed Hindu god Ganesha displayed for sale ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi festival in New Delhi. (AP)
An Indian artist prepares an idol of Hindu god Ganesha at a workshop in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018. The idols are being prepared ahead of the 'Ganesh Chaturthi' festival that celebrates the birthday of the elephant headed god. (AP)
An Indian artist prepares an idol of Hindu god Ganesha at a workshop in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018. The idols are being prepared ahead of the 'Ganesh Chaturthi' festival that celebrates the birthday of the elephant headed god. (AP)

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