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PHOTOS : India bid farewell to the Lord of Wisdom

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Last updated on: September 19, 2021 19:10 IST
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While local and state government administrations across India imposed strict restrictions on immersion of Ganesh idols in all cities, devotees were seen taking one last glimpse of Lord Ganesha on the last day of the ten-day-long Ganesh Chaturthi festival.

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IMAGE: Devotees in large numbers during the immersion procession of 40 feet tall Khairatabad Ganesh idol on the last day of the Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Hyderabad, Sunday, 19 Sep, 2021.Photograph: PTI Photo

 

IMAGE: Devotees during a procession of Ganesh Chaturthi, at Lalbaugh in Mumbai. Photograph: Kunal Patil/PTI Photo

 

IMAGE: Devotees during a procession at Lalbaugh in Mumbai. Photograph: Kunal Patil/PTI Photo

 

IMAGE: Devotees during Ganesh Chaturthi, at Lalbaugh in Mumbai.  Photograph: Kunal Patil/PTI Photo

 

IMAGE: A devotee holds an idol of Ganesh, offer prayers before immersing at Murad Nagar Ganga canal in Ghaziabad. Photograph: PTI Photo

 

IMAGE: Devotees shower confetti on an idol of Lord Ganesha during a procession of Ganesh Chaturthi, at Lalbaugh in Mumbai. Photograph: Kunal Patil/PTI Photo

 

IMAGE: Devotees carry the idols of Lord Ganesha by boat for the immersion in the river Gomti, in Lucknow on Saturday. Photograph: ANI Photo

 

IMAGE: A devotee takes a selfie with another devotee and an idol of Lord Ganesha as they arrive at the river gomti for the immersion, in Lucknow on Saturday. Photograph: ANI Photo

 

IMAGE: A devotee immerses an idol of Lord Ganesha in the canal as part of a ritual of the Ganpati festival, in Amritsar on Sunday. Photograph: ANI Photo

 

IMAGE: Devotees pay last respect to the idol of Lord Ganesha before immersing in the canal as part of a ritual of the Ganpati festival, in Amritsar on Sunday. Photograph: ANI Photo

 

IMAGE: Devotees immerse an idol of Lord Ganesha in the Yamuna River, at Nigambodh Ghat, in Delhi on Sunday. Photograph: ANI Photo

 

IMAGE: A devotee immerses an idol of Lord Ganesha in the Yamuna River, at Nigambodh Ghat, in Delhi on Sunday. Photograph: ANI Photo

 

IMAGE: A devotee carries an idol of Lord Ganesha to immerse in Yamuna river on the occasion of Ganpati Visarjan, in New Delhi on Sunday. Photograph: ANI Photo

 

IMAGE: A young devotee offers prayers to Lord Ganesha on the occasion of Ganesh Visarjan, in New Delhi on Sunday. Photograph: ANI Photo

 

IMAGE: A young devotee whispers ritually in the ear of an idol of Lord Ganesha on the occasion of Ganesh Visarjan, in New Delhi on Sunday. Photograph: ANI Photo

 

IMAGE: Devotees watch an idol of the Hindu god Ganesh, the deity of prosperity, during a procession on the last day of the ten-day-long Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Mumbai. Photograph: Francis Mascarenhas/Reuters

 

IMAGE: Devotees walk in a lane beside an idol of the Hindu god Ganesh, the deity of prosperity, during a procession of Ganesh Chaturthi, in Mumbai. Photograph: Francis Mascarenhas/Reuters

 

IMAGE: Devotees walk in a lane during a procession of Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Mumbai. Photograph: Francis Mascarenhas/Reuters

 

IMAGE: A devotee wearing a protective mask watches an idol of the Hindu god Ganesh, the deity of prosperity, during a procession of Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Mumbai. Photograph: Francis Mascarenhas/Reuters

 

IMAGE: Devotees shower confetti on an idol of Hindu god Ganesh, the deity of prosperity, during a procession in a lane on the last day of the ten-day-long Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Mumbai. Photograph: Francis Mascarenhas/Reuters

 

IMAGE: Devotees watch an idol of the Hindu god Ganesh, the deity of prosperity, during a procession of Ganesh Chaturthi in Mumbai. Photograph: Francis Mascarenhas/Reuters

 

IMAGE: Devotees light colour smoke bombs in Mumbai. Photograph: Francis Mascarenhas/Reuters

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Feature Presentation: Rajesh Alva/Rediff.com

 
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