Gods & Goddesses

Final day of annual Hindu competition, Ganesh immersed in sea


(29 Sep 2012)
1. Hindu god Ganesh idol being introduced down from truck
2. Idol being led to the ocean
3. Truck carrying youngsters
4. Vast of Ganesh idol being carried to the ocean by way of the group
5. Mid of one other Ganesh idol being taken to the ocean
6. Pull out from Ganesh idol being taken to the ocean
7. Vast of Ganesh idol within the sea
8. Crowd with helicopter flying over
9. Silhouette of Ganesh idol in opposition to the ocean
11. American customer strolling by
12. SOUNDBITE (English) Steven Borge, American customer:
“Properly, there’s lot of ardour. You possibly can see the fervour within the individuals, and the enjoyment, the joy… very fantastic to see.”
13. Ganesh idol on truck passing by
14. Vast of the procession
15. Mid of individuals dancing
16. Mid of worshipper
17. Folks dancing
18. Ganesh with fireworks in background
Mumbai bid goodbye to its favorite Hindu god Ganesh on Saturday, as tens of hundreds of devotees gathered on the metropolis’s seashores to immerse the idols within the sea on the final day of the Ganesh competition.
The colorful idols of the elephant-headed god had been immersed within the sea because the worshippers chanted: “Lord Ganesha, come again subsequent yr.”
The massive, towering idols, adorned with garlands of marigolds and roses, had been paraded in massive processions with worshippers singing and dancing to have a good time the birthday of the god of knowledge, information and success.
1000’s of others carried their very own small Ganesh statues, singing hymns and beating drums.
The immersion of the idols symbolises the pure cycle of creation and dissolution within the Hindu faith.
Throughout the annual ten-day competition, Hindu households worship Ganesh at their properties and collectively on road corners.
Greater than 90,000 idols had been to be immersed throughout the town, police officers stated.
All Hindu prayers start with an invocation to Ganesh.
Hindus account for greater than 80 p.c of India’s multiple billion individuals.

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