Top 6 photographs of Ganesh festival

Photograph of Ganesh Chaturthi in Mumbai, India from Goindia.About.com

Ganesh Chaturthi in Mumbai, India from Goindia.About.com

Happy birthday Ganesh!

He’s one of the most beloved gods in India; rotund, elephant-headed and multi-armed; the son of Lord Shiva and his consort Parvati — Ganesh is the first god honoured during pujas, and he is the bestower of luck and remover of obstacles.

In honour of Ganesh Chaturthi — the 10 days of birthday celebrations and worship — I am posting some of the best photos I have seen of the massive parade and the immersion of the clay Ganesh idols in the Arabian Sea off the coast of Mumbai.

The photo above is from the GoIndia.About.com site — which has a great guide to Ganesh Chaturthi — how the idols are made, where the best ones are located, etc. The editor, Sharell Cook, lives in Mumbai and stays on top of happenings there and in India in general. It’s a great resource for news, information and fascinating stories. Following are the other five top photos.

The photo below is by Sephi Bergerson, a travel and documentary photographer based in India. He is running a photo workshop in Mumbai for Ganesh Chaturthi (plus, he has other photo workshops on his site — such as Indian street food — that look equally interesting).
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Photograph of Ganesh Chaturthi in Mumbai, India by Sephi Bergerson
The photo below comes from The First Post’s Pic of the Day page. An edited version of this pic is my Photo of the Week.

Photograph of Ganesh Chaturthi in Mumbai, India from TheFirstPost.co.uk

Ganesh Chaturthi in Mumbai, India from TheFirstPost.co.uk

These two photos, below, come from Boston.com’s The Big Picture feature. There are 36 eye-catching photos in total in this feature, which covers several exuberant and colourful Hindu festivals.

Photograph of Ganesh Chaturthi in Mumbai, India from Boston.com

Ganesh Chaturthi in Mumbai, India from Boston.com

 

Photograph of Ganesh Chaturthi in Mumbai, India from Boston.com

Ganesh Chaturthi in Mumbai, India from Boston.com

This photo, below comes from Digg Mumbai — a site all about Mumbai, for Mumbaikers.

Photograph of Ganesh Chaturthi in Mumbai, India from DiggMumbai.com

Ganesh Chaturthi in Mumbai, India from DiggMumbai.com

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12 Responses to Top 6 photographs of Ganesh festival

  1. Michael December 7, 2011 at 6:02 am #

    Happy birthday beautiful Ganesh!

    • ravi pandey November 8, 2012 at 7:58 am #

      ganesh chaturthi is a best festival. i like it . we are very happy in this day .we are celebrate in this festival .please send me a email in this email id

  2. Kim September 8, 2013 at 9:32 am #

    Wow, amazing photos! I wear Ganesh around my neck most days.

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  5. B.Shyamala August 29, 2014 at 9:37 am #

    Lord Ganeshji is the supreme God. he is noted for wisdom. he is
    considered to remove the obstacles of the devotees. His birthday is Vinayaka
    chathurthi which is celebrated grandly by devotees all over India.

  6. Sachin G February 3, 2017 at 1:37 pm #

    Amazing festival and i’m blessed when i visited most of famous bappa around the mumbai. Thankful to MMT to make my journey beautiful when i visited my hometown to attend the festival. I have also found amazing site which keeps all the tracks and post all bappas around mumbai on thier website https://www.ganapatibappa.com

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