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Ganesha Idols

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.

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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.

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A man prepares to immerse an idol of elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesha in the Saroornagar Lake on the final day of Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Hyderabad.

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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.

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Anjani Kumar, IPS, Commissioner of Police, Hyderabad, inspects Lord Ganesh idol immersion arrangements on Tank Bund, in Hyderabad.

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A devotee immerses an idol of Lord Ganesha in an artificial pond during Gauri Visarjan, at Shivaji Park in Mumbai.

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Devotees immerse a Lord Ganesh idol in a drum, during Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations, in Thane.

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Devotees carry idols of Lord Ganesha for immersion in an artificial pond, during Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations, in Thane.

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Devotees carry out immersion of Lord Ganesha idol on the 5th day of Ganesh Visarjan, at Juhu Chowpatty, in Mumbai.

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Devotees carry an idol of Lord Ganesh for immersion in the Atrai River, during the Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations, at Balurghat in South Dinajpur district.

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Municipal workers collect idols of lord Ganesh after devotees immersed them into a temporary water tank, during Ganesh Chaturthi celebration, in Karad.

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Devotees perform prayers before immersing an idol of Lord Ganesh in a canal, as part of Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations in Amritsar.

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A devotee immerses an idol of Lord Ganesh in a canal as part of Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations, in Amritsar.

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A devotee performs prayer before immersing an idol of Lord Ganesh in a canal, as part of Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations in Amritsar.

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Devotees immerses an idol of Lord Ganesh at Shanghumughom beach, during the Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations, in Thiruvananthapuram.

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Parag Sawant creates a 3-feet 'chawl' with a Ganpati idol installed in it, as a part of Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations in his house, in Mumbai.

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Devotees immerse an idol of Lord Ganesh in the Ganga river, during Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations, in Kolkata.

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Devotees immerse an idol of Lord Ganesh in the seawater, during Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations, near Marina beach in Chennai.

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A devotee offers prayers before the immersion of Lord Ganesh idol, during Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations, at Marina beach in Chennai.

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Devotees immerse an idol of Lord Ganesh in the Gomti river, during Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations, in Lucknow.

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A devotee immerses an idol of Lord Ganesh in Hooghly river during the Ganesh Chaturthi celebration, in Nadia.

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An idol of Lord Ganesh immersed during the Ganesh Chaturthi celebration, in Thane.

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Family members offer prayers ahead of the immersion of the Ganesha idol in an artificial pond, during Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations, at Dadar in Mumbai.

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Devotee immerses a Ganesh idol in a drum, during Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations, in New Delhi.

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A civic worker carries an idol of elephant-headed deity Ganesha for immersion in an artificial pond, during one and a half-day of Ganesha Visarjan, at Dadar in Mumbai.

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Civic workers carry idols of elephant-headed deity Ganesha for immersion in an artificial pond, during one and a half-day of Ganesha Visarjan, at Dadar in Mumbai.

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Devotees immerse idols of Lord Ganesh during the Ganesh Chaturthi celebration, in Thane.

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A devotee carries an idol of elephant-headed deity Ganesha for immersion in an artificial pond during one and a half-day of Ganesha Visarjan, at Sion in Mumbai.

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Devotees carry an idol of Lord Ganesh to immerse in Ganga river during the Ganesh Chaturthi celebration, in Kolkata.

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A devotee carries an idol of elephant-headed god Ganesha during Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Ahmedabad.

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A man sits with an idol of elephant-headed god Ganesha inside a car during Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Ahmedabad.

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A devotee wearing a PPE kit offers prayers at a community puja pandal on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi festival, amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, in Kolkata.

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Devotees carry an idol of Lord Ganesha for installation on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi festival, in Karad.

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Devotees carry idols of Lord Ganesha after purchasing from a market, on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi festival, in Karad.

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A boy sits holding an idol of elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesha in the trunk of a car during Ganesh Chaturthi festival celebrations in Mumbai.

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A devotee wearing a face mask carries an idol of elephant-headed god Ganesha to take home for worship during Ganesh Chaturthi festival celebrations in Mumbai.

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Devotee wearing face masks carry idols of elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesha to take home for worship during Ganesh Chaturthi festival celebrations in Mumbai.

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Devotees wearing face masks carry an idol of elephant-headed god Ganesha on a cart to take home for worship during Ganesh Chaturthi festival celebrations in Mumbai.

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A priest performs 'aarti' in front of an idol of Lord Ganesh on the eve of Ganesh Chaturthi festival, at Thali Sree Maha Ganapathi Balasubramanya Temple in Kozhikode.

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A devotee carries a Ganesh idol to his home on the eve of Ganpati festival, at Dadar in Mumbai.

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People carry a Ganesh idol to their home on the eve of Ganpati festival, at Dadar in Mumbai.

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A customer measures idols of Lord Ganesh before purchasing them from a shop, on the eve of Ganesh Chaturthi festival, in New Delhi.

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Idols of Lord Ganesh displayed for sale, on the eve of Ganesh Chaturthi festival, in Amritsar.

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A customer buys an idol of Lord Ganesh on the eve of Ganesh Chaturthi festival, in New Delhi.

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A girl walks past idols of elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesha displayed at a street for sale ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Hyderabad.

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Young devotees transport an idol of Ganesha to their home to install ahead of the Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Hyderabad.

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Devotees carry an idol of Lord Ganesh on a scooter, on the eve of Ganesh Chaturthi festival during the biweekly lockdown in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, in Kolkata.

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An artisan works to prepare Lord Ganesha idols on the eve of Ganesh Chaturthi festival, in Kolkata.

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A shopkeeper waits for customers on the eve of Ganesh Chaturthi festival, in Kolkata.

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Shop and vendors display Ganesh Idols for sales on the eve of Ganesh Chaturthi festival, in Kolkata.

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An artisan works to prepare Lord Ganesha idols on the eve of Ganesh Chaturthi festival, at Kumartuli in Kolkata.

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An artisan gives final touch to idols of Lord Ganesha on the eve of Ganesh Chaturthi festival, in Nadia district.

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Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty carries an idol of Lord Ganesha from Santosh Kambli workshop, ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi festival, in Mumbai.

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Idols of Lord Ganesh at a workshop ahead of the Ganesh Chaturthi festival, in Kolkata.

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A worker cleans an idol of Lord Ganesh after unloading it from a truck for sale ahead of the Ganesh Chaturthi festival, in Bengaluru.

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An artist displays a Ganesha idol installed with hand sanitiser dispenser, ahead of Ganpati Festival, in Mumbai.

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An artist works on an idol of Lord Ganesha slaying a structure resembling coronavirus with a trident, ahead of the upcoming Ganesh Chaturthi festival, at Lower Parel in Mumbai.

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An artisan gives finishing touch to an idol of Lord Ganesha, ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi festival, on the outskirts of Chennai.

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Sculptor Ankush Kambli and his wife give a final touch to Ganesh idols, ahead of the Ganpati festival, in Mumbai.

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Lord Ganesha idols kept at a bus stand during rain, ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi festival, in New Delhi.

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An artisan prepares idols of Lord Ganesh at a workshop for the upcoming Ganesh Chaturthi festival, in Bhubaneswar.

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Artisans make the idols of Lord Ganesh for the upcoming Ganesh Chaturthi festival, at Kumartuli in Kolkata.

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An artist gives finishing touches to idols of Lord Ganesha ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi festival, at a workshop in Delhi.

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An artist gives finishing touches to idols of Lord Ganesha ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi festival, at a workshop in Delhi.

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An artist gives finishing touches to idols of Lord Ganesha ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi festival, at a workshop in Vijayawada.

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A boy stands near the COVID-19 warrior themed idols for Puja festivities at a workshop, in Bengaluru.

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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.

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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.

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Artists make idols of Lord Ganesh ahead of the Ganesh festival, in Karad, Maharashtra.

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Workers transport Ganesha idols to the market for sale ahead of the Ganesh Chaturthi festival during the ongoing nationwide COVID-19 lockdown, in Bengaluru.

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Idols of lord Ganesha are seen at a roadside stall during the nationwide lockdown imposed to contain the coronavirus pandemic, in New Delhi.

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Women wearing face masks make idols of Lord Ganesha at a workshop, during ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Karad, Maharashtra.

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Devotees carry an idol of Lord Ganesh from a workshop ahead of Maghi Ganeshutsav 2020, in Mumbai.

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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.

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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.

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Devotees take out a procession with an idol of god "Ganesha" to be immersed in the Arabian Sea, in Mumbai.

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Devotees take out a procession with an idol of god "Ganesha" to be immersed in the Arabian Sea, in Mumbai.

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People immerse an idol of god Ganesha in an artificial water body after worship on the final day of Ganesha Chaturthi festival in Ahmadabad.

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An idol of god Ganesha floats after its immersion in an artificial water body after worship on the final day of Ganesha Chaturthi festival in Ahmadabad.

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Devotees prepare to immerse huge idols of god Ganesha in the Arabian Sea, marking the end of the 10-day long Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Mumbai.

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Devotees prepare to immerse idols of god Ganesha in the Arabian Sea, marking the end of the 10-day long Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Mumbai.

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Devotees prepare to immerse huge idols of god Ganesha in the Arabian Sea, marking the end of the 10-day long Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Mumbai.

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Devotees prepare to immerse huge idols of god Ganesha in the Arabian Sea, marking the end of the 10-day long Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Mumbai.

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Devotees prepare to immerse a huge idol of god Ganesha in the Arabian Sea, marking the end of the 10-day long Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Mumbai.

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Devotees prepare to immerse a huge idol of god Ganesha in the Arabian Sea, marking the end of the 10-day long Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Mumbai.

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Devotees take out a procession with an idol of god "Ganesha" to be immersed in the Arabian Sea, in Mumbai.

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Devotees take out a procession with an idol of god "Ganesha" to be immersed in the Arabian Sea, in Mumbai.

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An idol of god Ganesha is immersed in Hussain Sagar Lake after worship on the final day of Ganesha Chaturthi festival in Hyderabad.

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A devotee throws an idol of god Ganesha into the Hussain Sagar Lake after worship on the final day of Ganesha Chaturthi festival in Hyderabad.

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A woman carries an idol of god Ganesha to immerse it in Hussain Sagar Lake on the final day of Ganesha Chaturthi festival in Hyderabad.

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People accompany an idol of god Ganesha to immerse it in Hussain Sagar Lake on the final day of Ganesha Chaturthi festival in Hyderabad.

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Devotees carry the Ganesha idol of Lalbaugcha Raja for immersion, which marks the end of Ganesh Utsav celebrations, in Mumbai.

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Devotees carry an idol of Lord Ganesha for immersion, which marks the end of Ganesh Utsav celebrations, in Mumbai.

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Devotees take out a procession with an idol of god "Ganesha" to be immersed in the Arabian Sea, in Mumbai.

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Devotees take out a procession with an idol of god "Ganesha" to be immersed in the Arabian Sea, in Mumbai.

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Devotees walk in a Ganesha Chaturthi festival procession with an idol of god Ganesha to be immersed in the Arabian Sea, in Mumbai.

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People watch as devotees participate in a procession with large statue of god Ganesh in Mumbai.

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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.

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Ganesha idols being carried for immersion during the Ganesh festival celebrations in Bengaluru.

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Devotees immerse an idol of Lord Ganesha in the sea during the Ganesh festival in Chennai.

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