Police said that after immersing the idol, around eight people went to the river to bathe. One of them fell into a pit inside the river. Others tried to rescue her but drowned, said police, adding that the others managed to get out.
The petition has been filed by Professional Audio and Lighting Association, owners of sound and light rental companies, seeking to declare that there is no prohibition/ban on use of sound system/DJ system in Maharashtra.
The 65-kg Ganpati idol made from pure Belgian chocolate was prepared at the bakery of Ludhiana based Sikh restaurateur Harjinder Singh Kukreja who runs a cafe 'Belfrance' which specializes in delicacies made from Belgium-imported pure dark chocolate.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan visited Lalbaugcha Raja — Mumbai's popular puja pandal — to offer prayers to Lord Ganesha with husband Abhishek Bachchan. The actress looked spectacular in a bridal red Sabyasachi sari replete with gold embroidery and matching bindi.
Ganesha is frequently associated with entrepreneurial spirit and the spread of his popularity outside of India is attributed to the commercial contact between the country with its neighbours which resulted in the spread of Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism in other Asian cultures.
An officer said that in order to assist the Mumbai Police, 12 companies of State Reserve Police Force, one company of Rapid Action Force and officials from the Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad (BDDS) will be pressed into service.