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Ganesh Visarjan in the time of coronavirus

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Last updated on: September 01, 2020 22:01 IST
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Mumbai has never seen a Ganesh immersion like this!

Ganesh Visarjan, which has always been an extravagant event in Mumbai with the police and administration doing their best to ensure the city's biggest religious event goes off without a hitch, has been affected by the lockdown this year.

Tuesday saw the city bid farewell to its favourite deity sans the usual fanfare. In different parts of the city the municipal corporation has facilitated immersion of the idols in portable tanks filled with water placed on trucks and also temporarily installed water pits where officials helped families the perform the immersion.

IMAGE: Devotees shower flower petals on an idol of Lord Ganesha before its immersion in the Arabian Sea on the last day of the Ganesh Chaturthi festival, in Mumbai. Photograph: Kunal Patil/PTI Photo

IMAGE: Devotees pray to Lord Ganesha before immersion at an artificial pond in Andheri, north-west Mumbai.
 

IMAGE: Lord Ganesha being immersed in an artificial pond in Andheri, north-west Mumbai.

IMAGE: Devotees pray to Lord Ganesha before immersion at an artificial pond in Andheri, north-west Mumbai.

IMAGE: One of the portable immersion trucks organised by the BMC in Borivali, north Mumbai.  

IMAGE: A volunteer carries an idol of the elephant-headed Hindu deity Ganesha for immersion in the Arabian Sea on the last day of the Ganesh Chaturthi festival, in Mumbai. Photograph: Kunal Patil/PTI Photo

IMAGE: Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation staff carry an idol of Lord Ganesh for immersion at Girgaon Chowpatty, during Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations, in Mumbai. Photograph: Shashank Parade/PTI Photo

IMAGE: A man with a covered face prays to an idol of Lord Ganesh before it is immersed in a pond during the last day of the Ganesh Chaturthi festival. Photograph: Francis Mascarenhas/Reuters

Concept and photographs: Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com.
Presentation: Ashish Narsale/Rediff.com

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