In Pics: Ganesh Chaturthi preparations across India

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Ganesh Chaturthi is a Hindu festival which marks the birth of Lord Ganesh. The ten-day Ganesh festival would commence from Thursday, Sept 17.

With chants of 'Ganpati Bappa Morya' and 'Ganpati ki jai jaikaar', his devotees will place Lord Ganesha idols at their homes.

Every year, Ganesha idols come in different varieties to shower blessings on his devotees. Sweets and modaks are Ganesha's favourite.

A day before the festival, President Pranab Mukherjee and Vice President Hamid Ansari greeted the nation.

Here are some pics depicting the Ganesh Chaturthi preparations all across India:

Mumbai

Devotees shift Ganesh idols to the pandals for the upcoming Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Mumbai.

Mumbai

Ganesh idols are taken to the pandals ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Mumbai.

Kolkata

Artists making clay idols of Lord Ganesha ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi, at a studio in Kolkata.

Mumbai

People click selfies as Ganesh idols are taken to the pandals ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Mumbai.

Mumbai

Ganesh idols are taken to the pandals ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Mumbai.

Chennai

A lady artist gives finishing touches to an idol of Lord Ganesha ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi on the outskirts of Chennai.

Mumbai

Ganesh idols being taken to the pandals ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi festival, in Mumbai.

Chennai

A Ganesh idol is brought from Maharashtra for Vinayak Chaturthi celebrations at the Central Railway Station in Chennai.

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