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Ganesh festival 2018: Photos of Mumbai’s tallest idol and more

Ganesh festival 2018: Ganesh Gulli idol, the tallest idol in Mumbai, and Lalbaugcha Raja idol were unveiled for a photoshoot ahead of the Ganapati Festival.

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Ganesh Gulli idol was unveiled for a photoshoot ahead of the Ganapati Festival at Lalbaug Sarvajanik Utsav Mandal Mumbaicha Raja, Ganesh Galli, on Tuesday. Ganesha Chaturthi is the Hindu festival that reveres god Ganesha. It is a ten-day festival which starts on the fourth day of Hindu luni-solar calendar month Bhadrapada, which typically falls in the months of August or September of the Gregorian calendar. (Photo: Prashant Nadkar)

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It is the tallest Ganapati idol in Mumbai. Although it is unknown when (or how) Ganesha Chaturthi was first observed, the festival has been publicly celebrated in Pune since the era of Shivaji (1630–1680, founder of the Maratha Empire). (Photo: Prashant Nadkar)

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The Lalbaugcha Raja idol was unveiled for a photoshoot ahead of the Ganapati festival at Lalbaugcha Raja Sarvajanik Ganeshostav Mandal in Mumbai on Tuesday (Photo: Prashant Nadkar)

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The idol of Lalbaugcha Raja entered its 85th year of Ganeshotsav this year. (Photo: Prashant Nadkar)

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To get a glimpse of their deity, devotees have made two lines — general and navas. (Photo: Prashant Nadkar)

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Navas line is for those who want to worship the god near his feet (Photo: Prashant Nadkar)

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Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated in the central and western states of Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa and the southern states of Karnataka, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu and Eastern states of Odisha. (Photo: Prashant Nadkar)