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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....



Comments

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

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  2. Wow! So many of them.

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

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

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

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

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

    Happy Ganesha Chaturthi :)
    regards, aJ

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  8. Happy festival to you and your family

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  9. Fantaastic pics, bright and colourful...

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

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

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