Every year millions around the world celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi with pomp and splendor. But in India, the celebrations are just phenomenal. Every household partakes in this festival with reverence. It is not just a religious festival but an event bringing people together from all sections of the society. Take a look for yourself!
Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated across communities by both the young and old- bringing communities together.
Behold the majesty of the mighty elephant god- Lord Ganesha!
Ganesha is considered to be the remover of obstacles. Om Vigneshwaraya Namah!
Om Gajananaya Namah - Salutations to the Elephant-faced Lord
Ganesha statues all in a row, await to be painted.
Lord Ganesha made out of pineapples- what a rare sight!
Adorning the Ganesha statue and performing the Ganesh puja is an important part of the festival
Adding the finer details to the Ganesha statue
Busy time for artists this time of the year
An artist busy making an idol of lord Ganesha at a workshop ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi, in Nagpur
Adding the finishing touches to make every idol better than the rest
Devotees perform the Ganesh Abisheka - bathing the idol in milk, honey or Ganga jal
May the fragrance of the incense be a pleasing offering to Lord Ganesha
A fitting procession for the elephant god
Colorful procession befitting the almighty creator - Lord Ganesha
Ornaments to make Ganesha even more majestic
Sanjay Nana Vedak has been making gold and gold-plated ornaments for Ganesha statues for the past 45 years.
In the business of adorning Ganesha statues for the past 45 years
Sanjay Nana Vedak considers this his true calling- beautifying Ganesha idols.
Aaah Modaks - Ganesha's favorite sweet
Get the simplest Modak recipe right here
The market is filled with sweets and savories of all kinds , this time of the year.
Lacking inspiration? Here are some yummy sweets recipes worth trying out.