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Ganpati Visarjan: Ganesh Chaturthi comes to an end as idols immersed across India

Thousands of people gather to bid farewell to their beloved Ganesha on the eve of Ganesh Chaturthi.

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The 10-day long festival of Ganesh Chaturthi which marks the birth of Lord Ganesha, the son of Goddess Parvati and Lord Shiva, comes to an end today. The last day of the festival witnessed an emotional farewell to Lord Ganesha by people mainly in the Western belt of India, with the prayer of his return next year. This year, the festival started on September 13. It is on the last day of Ganesh Chaturthi that the idols of the revered God are immersed into the sea/river and the day is celebrated as Ganpati Visarjan. (Express Photo by Prashant Nadkar)

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Devotees gather for idol immersion in Mumbai. (Source: Express photo by Prashant Nadkar)

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People are seen celebrating on the last day of Ganesh Chaturthi. (Express Photo by Arul Horizon)

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Observed with much fervour and excitement, the final day of the festival saw people coming together to bid farewell to their beloved Ganesha. (Express Photo by Prashant Nadkar)

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Hundreds gather to get a glimpse of Ganesha before the immersion of the idol. (Express Photo by Ganesh Shirsekar)

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A massive idol being taken for immersion during Ganpati Visarjan. (Express Photo by Pradip Das)

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A view of Ganpati idol immersion in Mumbai. (Express Photo: Nirmal Harindran)

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Meanwhile, the Bombay High Court on Friday refused to lift the ban imposed by the Maharashtra government on the use of hi-tech sound-amplifying systems such as DJ and Dolby sound during Ganpati immersion and the coming Navratri festival. (Express Photo: Nirmal Harindran)

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Ganesha Immersion in the pollutant Yamuna, at Okhla Barrage, New Delhi. (Express Photo by Abhinav Saha)

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Ganpati Visarjan at Satluj River in Ludhiana. (Express Photo by Gurmeet Singh)

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With over 60,000 public and private Ganesh installations in the city, Surat police has decided to put a blanket ban on idol immersions in Tapi river. In picture, Ganpati Visarjan at Satluj River in Ludhiana. (Express Photo by Gurmeet Singh)

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Ganesh Chaturthi, also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi or Vinayaka Chavithi is a Hindu festival celebrating the birth of Ganesha. (Express Photo by Gurmeet Singh)