Ganesh Chaturthi 2011 - The Festival begins!

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Ganesh Chaturthi is here and Mumbai is all set to welcome its favourite God. The most interesting thing about Mumbai's Ganesha's is their variety - we see all sorts of Ganeshas in all sorts of sizes - tiny to huge, Ganeshas with their parents, Ganeshas dressed like Krishna, Ganesha dressed in modern clothes.. the list in endless. Come and see our Ganeshas through my lens....

Waiting for a coat of paint

Work in progress

Finishing touches

Strumming a guitar!

Shivaji and Krishna side by side

With his parents

Dattatrya is sandwiched between two others

On his father's shoulders

Dressed as his father

As peshwas

The Lord of the hills - Balaji

And finally, coming home!
Meanwhile, this year, I am doing a series of posts on my stories blog, where I shall be putting up stories of Ganesha every day for the next ten days of the festival. Do go over and take a look. Here are the posts up there now....


  1. Wonderful and colorful idols of Lord.
    Happy Ganesh Charturti.

  2. Wow! So many of them.

  3. Wow!! I am speechless!
    So colorful..
    Wish you and your family a very Happy Ganesh Chaturthi:)

  4. THanks Rajesh! wish you too a happy Ganesh Chaturthi!

  5. Yes Indrani! and these were from just two shops in my area!!

  6. Thanks Arti! Wish u too a very happy Ganesh Chaturthi!

  7. Feels like I am a part of Mumbai right now. What a joy ride. 

    Happy Ganesha Chaturthi :)
    regards, aJ

  8. Happy festival to you and your family

  9. Fantaastic pics, bright and colourful...

  10. Thanks so much, Aakash! Happy Ganesh Chaturthi to you too!

  11. You have managed to capture the astounding variety of His forms. Beautiful!


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