PHOTOS: How Delhi Bid Farewell to Lord Ganesh

Here comes that time of the year when Ganesh devotees flood the roads carrying Ganesh idols and chanting “Ganpati Bappa Maurya”, the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi. This festival starts when devotees bring home an idol of Lord Ganesha. After 10 days, the main occasion arrives when the Ganesha idol is immersed in water, or what we call “Ganesh Visarjan”.

This year Ganesh Chaturthi started on 25 August . Today, after 10 days, people are all geared up for the final part, the visarjan. Here are some pictures of Ganesh Visarjan from one of Delhi’s main Ganpati immersion site, Kalindi Kunj ghat.

A devotee carrying Lord Ganesha’s idol.
A devotee carrying Lord Ganesha’s idol. (Photo Courtesy: Ajay Rana/The Quint)
A boy seen carrying Lord Ganesha’s idol.
A boy seen carrying Lord Ganesha’s idol. (Photo Courtesy: Ajay Rana/The Quint)
Devotees heading for Ganesh Visarjan at the Kalindi Kunj ghat.
Devotees heading for Ganesh Visarjan at the Kalindi Kunj ghat. (Photo Courtesy: The Quint/Ajay Rana)
(Photo Courtesy: Ajay Rana/The Quint)
A devotee whispering prayers in Lord Ganesha’s ears. 
A devotee whispering prayers in Lord Ganesha’s ears.  (Photo Courtesy: Ajay Rana/The Quint)
Devotees in boat at the Kalindi Kunj ghat.
Devotees in boat at the Kalindi Kunj ghat. (Photo Courtesy: Ajay Rana/The Quint)
Devotees cheer before immersing their Ganesha idol at the Kalindi Kunj ghat.
Devotees cheer before immersing their Ganesha idol at the Kalindi Kunj ghat. (Photo Courtesy: Ajay Rana/The Quint)
A devotee immersing Lord Ganesha’s idol.
A devotee immersing Lord Ganesha’s idol. (Photo Courtesy: Ajay Rana/The Quint)
A still from the Kalindi ghat.
A still from the Kalindi ghat. (Photo Courtesy: Ajay Rana/The Quint)
Children in water with Ganesha idols.
Children in water with Ganesha idols. (Photo Courtesy: Ajay Rana/The Quint)
Lord Ganesha’s idol immersing in water.
Lord Ganesha’s idol immersing in water. (Photo Courtesy: Ajay Rana/The Quint)
(Photo Courtesy: Ajay Rana/The Quint)

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