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Huge crowds. The beach. Mumbai. This is a sight for all those who wish for a little taste of India’s diversity, and exotica.

This is the culmination of ten days of celebration that is known as Ganesh Utsav.

Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated as the birthday of Ganapati, the elephant-headed god. As per tradition, various pujas are organised and modaks are distributed as prasad. Milk is offered To idols of Ganesha placed at homes, temples and pandals. Fasts, feasts, sweets are the integral part of this festival. Preparations for this festival begin months prior To the festival.

The skilled artisans get set to create the idols of Ganapati, big or small, and in various poses. Lord Ganesha, the god of wisdom, prosperity and knowledge is believed To remove all obstructions from one’s life. Ganesh Chaturthi being the most popular of all Maharashtra festivals is celebrated with splendour and zeal.

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