Ganpati Bappa Morya – God of Prosperity

The arrival of the God of prosperity, goodness, peace, knowledge and wisdom, Ganeshji,  is celebrated in Western India as a 10-day long festival. Though Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated all over India,  in Maharashtra it is celebrated as a grand festival.  The clay idol of Ganeshji is brought into our homes, or in pandals.  He resides with us for few days and then is immersed in water.  Here’s a collection of Ganesh idols near my home.

All photos were taken by Siddharth Sunil