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Ganpati Visarjan 2019: Devotees bid farewell to Bappa on Anant Chaturdashi

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.

Ganpati Visarjan procession in progress on Laxmi road in Pune. Dhol Tasha Pathak (band) offers tribute to Lord Ganesha on Thursday. Anant Chaturthi, the festival which marks the end of the 10-day long Ganesha Festival draws a huge crowd of devotees. (Express photo by Ashish Kale)

People say goodbye to their favourite Lord Ganesha with a heavy heart, accompanied by nostalgia and a lot of emotion. (Express photo by Ashish Kale)

Alka Chowk during the visarjan (idol immersion) procession on Thursday. The festival begins with Pranapratishhtha, that involves chanting of mantras by a priest. (Express Photo by Arul Horizon)

Ganpati Visarjan at Satluj river in Ludhiana on Thursday. Apart from Mumbai, the Ganesha idol immersion took place in many other parts of the country as well. (Express photo by Gurmeet Singh)

Devotees throw colour in the air as part of Ganesh Chaturthi festivities at Alka Chowk in Pune, Thursday. (Express Photo by Ashish Kale)

A scene from Ganpati immersion at Juhu beach in Mumbai. (Express Photo by Amit Chakravarty)

Hundreds of devotees turned up at the Juhu beach in Mumbai to bid adieu to Bappa. (Express Photo by Amit Chakravarty)

Ganesh idol immersion in artificial ponds on the banks of Sabarmati river in Ahmedabad. (Express Photo by Javed Raja)