Devotees wearing face masks participate in a procession carrying an idol of elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesha for immersion in Hussain Sagar Lake on the final day of Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Hyderabad.
A child wearing a mask as a precaution against the coronavirus carries an idol of elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesha to immerse in Saroornagar Lake on the final day of Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Hyderabad.
A woman sitting on a scooter holds an idol of elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesha to immerse in Hussain Sagar Lake on the final day of Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Hyderabad. The festival is a celebration of the birth of Ganesha, the god of wisdom, prosperity and good fortune.
Artist Vishal Shinde (41) gives a final touch to a clay idol of Lord Ganesha ahead of the Ganesh Chaturthi festival, at his workshop in Worli, Mumbai. Shinde has made 200 Ganesh idols (8 inches each) that can be easily immersed at home while keeping the situation of coronavirus pandemic in mind.
Artist Vinod Shinde (26) prepares a clay idol of Lord Ganesha, ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi festival, at his residence cum workshop in Dharavi, Mumbai. Shinde says his profit from the business has gone down this year owing to the coronavirus pandemic. Due to Dharavi being a COVID-19 hotstop most of his customers are either staying away or have cancelled their orders.
In this handout photo provided by the National Disaster Response Force, rescuers recover the body of a victim from a lake in Bhopal, in the central Indian state for Madhya Pradesh. Police officer Akhil Patel said more than 10 Hindu worshippers drowned when their boat capsized during a religious celebration while they were immersing a big idol of Hindu god Ganesh into the lake.
State Disaster Emergency Response Force (SDERF) personnel are seen during a search and rescue operation after a boat capsized in the Lower Lake, in Bhopal. Eleven people drowned when the boat carrying them along with a Ganesh idol for immersion capsized in early dawn hours.
People take photographs of a giant idol of god Ganesha as it is taken for immersion on the tenth day of the ten-day long Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Mumbai. The festival is a celebration of the birth of Ganesha, prosperity and good fortune.