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PHOTOS: Colourful farewell to Pune's Kasba Ganapati

Last updated on: September 17, 2011 17:57 IST

PHOTOS: Colourful farewell to Pune's Kasba Ganapati

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Get Ahead reader Shripad M Deshpande describes how the most benign of all Lords, Ganpati, was given a colourful farewell in Pune's Kasba locality.

As the 11 day long Ganesh festival comes to an end I decided to visit the most acclaimed Kasba Ganapati procession in Pune. Here are a few of the colourful photographs of an amazing experience.

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Image: A collage of the colourful farewell to Kasba Ganpati
Photographs: Shripad M Deshpande
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The students of Rashtriya Kala Academy work on the colourful concept to welcome Kasba Ganapati.

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Image: All hands together

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Thanks to the brilliant coordination and team work of Rashtirya Kala Academy members, within minutes a bunch of random lines and dots transformed into a beautiful art work rangoli.

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Image: Shaping up

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Precision is what matters to execute such a beautiful art work and hats off to these students.

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Image: Precision art work

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And to finish with the maestro's stroke marking an autograph on behalf of the group

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Image: Maestro's stroke

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Thrilled with the unanimous beats of many hands welcoming Kasba Ganapati at Alka Chowk Pune.

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Image: Many hands, one beat

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I got goosebumps listening to the traditional tutari (trumpet) of Maharashtra played by professional artists to salute Lord Ganesha in their unique style.

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Image: A devotee plays the traditional Indian Tutari (trumpet)

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Tiring practice and excellent coordination is what it takes to make that many huge drums sound as one.

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Image: Traditional musicians play dhols en route to Kasba ganpati's immersion

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Devotees embrace and carry their beloved Ganpati offering him their prayers and all his favourite "prasads".

Image: Pune's King Kasba Ganpati

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