Adieu to Lord Ganesh
Photo and caption by Yogesh Bhandarkar
'Ganeshotsav' is a festival celebrated in many parts of India (Mainly in Maharashtra). This festival lasts for 10 days. On Ganesh Visarjan (immersion) day, the idol of Ganesha (Elephant-headed God) is immersed in water body, usually in lakes or ponds after a large procession. It's farewell to Lord Ganesh amidst traditional dance and music. People in large number line up on the streets to witness the immersion of Ganesh idols, with chants of 'Ganapati Bappa Moraya'.
Location: Pune, Maharashtra, India