Friday, October 22, 2010

Ganesh Chaturthi

huge idol of lord ganesha placed as a part of ganesh chaturti
idols of ganesha, pillayar during ganesh chaturthi festival
Poorna kumbham a sacred symbol of hindus
clay idols of lord ganesh lined up in streets after ganesh chatuti
Ganesh Chaturthi is the celebration of the birthday of the elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesh. The festival involves the buying and building of Ganesh statues, decorating and worshiping them at home and then at the end of the festival, immersing them in water. These were the small ones lined up around a temple on the corner just down the street from me. Families will buy and display small clay ones at home or give them to the temples as here.

public parade during ganesh chaturti in kerala with chenda melam
Ganesh Chaturthi celebration at Trivandrum.
lord ganesha idol made of fruits & vegetables in public display for ganesh chaturthi in chennai

idols of ganesha taken to be immersed in sea after ganesh chaturti
Immersion of Ganesh Idols at Foreshore Estate, Chennai

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