Amid unprecedented security, the metropolis, which paid obeisance to Lord Ganesh for the last 11 days, bid adieu to the elephant-headed God by immersing thousands of his idols in the sea and artificial ponds, marking an end to Maharashtra’s most popular festival.
Here is an aerial view of the immersion.
Devotees in large numbers were seen lined up on both sides of the roads and also on buildings to take a glimpse of Ganesh idols during the immersion processions amidst a riot of colours, traditional dance and music.
Over 12,000 big and small idols of the elephant-headed God were immersed at 27 artificial ponds and 72 points at beach fronts at Girgaon, Shivaji Park, Juhu and Malad Marve Road among others till 6 PM, civic officials said.
With PTI inputs