Ganesh Visarjan in Mumbai
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Ganpati Bappa Moria!. Immersion of Ganpati idols in Mumbai
Also known as Vinayak Chathurthi, the Ganesh pooja festival is a 10-day event that falls typically in August or September. Ganesh idols are revered both in homes and in public places, kept on display for 10 days before the ‘visarjan’ into water bodies. Started by none other than Chhatrapathi Sivaji, the festival is observed in remembrance of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati’s son Ganapati. He is revered for bringing wisdom, strength and good fortune to his devotees.