Ganesh idol at Lalbaugcha Raja panda. Image Source: IANS

August 31 : Just two days to go, and we would all be hearing the joyous tunes of ‘Ganpati Bappa Morya’ all over India. This time, Ganesh Chaturthi falls on Monday, September 2, 2019. It marks the day when the elephant headed God- Lord Ganesha was born to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Prior to this, the festival of Hartalika Teej 2019 falls on September 1, 2019.

So, as the auspicious day nears, people gear up to purchase the best Ganesh idol so that they can worship and later on immerse in the holy waters. The festival is celebrated for ten days, The immersion will be done on the tenth day of the festival. Also, take time to check out our collection of striking Ganesh idols. See the beautiful craftsmanship involved in each of these idols.

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Mumbai: Ganesh idol being taken to its designated pandal ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi in Mumbai on Aug 21, 2016.

There is Lord Ganesha positioned in all his mighty strength. Such idols are created months before the festival and taken for a public display on the day of Vinayaka Chaturthi.

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New Delhi: Ganesh Chaturthi celebration in New Delhi on Sep 17, 2015.

When Ganesha gets decked up, there is nothing more breathtaking than that sight. Here, a bull had also being placed and the idol had been adorned with precious stones and flowers.

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Mumbai: Ganesh idols being taken to their respective pandals from a Mumbai workshop on Aug 14, 2016.

This photo shares an idea of the festival fervour that builds up among he Hindi devotees on the special day. The idol here is one humongous creation and the dedication of the artist is evident right here.

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Mumbai: Ganesh idols being taken to their respective pandals from a Mumbai workshop on Aug 14, 2016.

This looks like a novel interpretation of the artist, Apart from beautifying the elephant headed God, this idol has three heads and looks powerful.

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Chennai: An artist paints Ganesh idols ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi in Chennai on Aug 10, 2016.

We have also shared the making of Little Ganesh before the festival. Such small ones are available in the markets so that people can buy and do the necessary pujas during the festival.

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Bengaluru: People take Ganesha idols to their homes ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi in Bengaluru on Sep 16, 2015.

See the joy that a devotee experiences once they are able to own a wonderfully crafted idol and take it back home. Lord Ganesha indicates the end of evil and the beginning of happiness. So, make sure to perform the Ganesh Chaturthi in the right way.

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Nagpur: A Ganesh idol being taken to its designated pandal on Ganesh Chaturthi in Nagpur on Aug 25, 2017.

From drum beats to singing bhajans, Ganesh Chaturthi stands to be a grand affair.

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Kolkata: People worship an idol of Lord Ganesh on Ganesh Chaturthi in Kolkata on Aug 25, 2017.

People pray at Ganesha temples and ask Him to remove all obstacles in their life.

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Hyderabad: People worship an idol of Lord Ganesh on Ganesh Chaturthi in Hyderabad on Aug 25, 2017.

Lord Ganesha idols are usually made of clay and plaster of Paris. See the ladoo placed on his life hand, as that depicts his special affinity for this sweet.

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Huge `laddoos` offered to lord Ganesh at Moti Dungri Ganesh Temple ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi in Jaipur on Aug 27, 2014.

Huge `laddoos` offered to lord Ganesh at Moti Dungri Ganesh Temple ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi in Jaipur. This is a common ritual that has been followed over the years.

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