Anant Chaturthi, the festival which marks the end of the 10-day long Ganesha Festival, draws a huge crowd of devotees. Mumbai is popular for hosting some of the most famous Ganpati festivals and mandals.
True to the spirit of the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi that stands for togetherness and sustainability, many eco-friendly ganapatis have been created for this year's celebrations which will end on September 12 with "visarjan" of Ganesha idols. Notably, growing environmental concerns have led to the innovation of eco-friendly Ganesha idols — from coconut to chocolates, there are a whole range of ingredients that are being creatively used to fashion idols that are not just beautiful, but also sustainable. Here's a look at the most popular ones this year.
Every year celebrities bring the idol home and celebrate the festival with friends and families. From Shilpa Shetty to Sonali Bendre, stars are busy celebrating the 10-day long Ganesh Mahotsatsav and while at it, also giving us major fashion goals.
Ganesh Chaturthi, also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi, marks the birth of Lord Ganesha. This auspicious festival is observed in the month of Bhadra, according to the Hindu calendar. This year, it will be celebrated on September 2.