Pics: How Lord Ganesha idols were immersed!

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Bangalore, Sept 20: With chants of "Ganpati Bappa Morya", Lord Ganesha idols were immersed on Wednesday in Mumbai, Hyderabad and other cities.

Ganesh Chaturthi, which is one of the biggest festivals in Maharashtra, is now celebrated across the country with great fervour and zeal.

In an emotional farewell, the ten-day Ganeshotsav festival that began on Sept 9 came to an end and the beautifully made Ganesha idols were immersed by the devotees, only to welcome him next year!

Here, let's take a glimpse of how Ganesh visarjan was held amid tight security arrangements in various cities:

In Hyderabad

The immersion of Lord Ganesha idols at the end of the ten-day long Ganesh Chaturthi festival began here amid tight security arrangements.

 

 

In Hyderabad

Over 50,000 Ganesh idols of various sizes were immersed in the Hussain Sagar lake and about 20 other lakes in the other parts of Hyderabad.

 

 

In Hyderabad and Secundrabad

Around one million people participated in the procession leading to immersion of the Ganesha idols.

 

 

In Hyderabad

The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) and Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) made elaborate arrangements for the immersion process.

 

 

In Hyderabad

Nearly 4,000 sanitation workers, 120 cranes and vehicles like front loaders and special vehicles were being used for immersion.

In Hyderabad

About 80 swimmers and divers with life saving jackets were also deployed to avoid any untoward incident.

 

 

In Hyderabad

Over 15,000 security personnel, including 13 companies of para-military forces were deployed for the smooth conduct of Ganesha idol immersion.

 

 

In Hyderabad

As many as 32 bomb disposal squads, including 25 sniffer dogs were pressed into service.

 

 

In Hyderabad

At least 800 CCTV cameras were put in place that monitored through a 'Command and Control Centre'.

 

 

In Hyderabad

The huge idol of Lord Ganesha was visarjit (immersed) in Greater Hyderabad.

In Jammu

Ganesh Chaturthi, which is one of the biggest festivals in Maharashtra, is now celebrated across the country with great fervour and zeal.

In Mumbai

With chants of "Ganpati Bappa Morya", Lord Ganesha idols were immersed on Wednesday in Mumbai and other parts of Maharashtra.

In Mumbai

Lord Ganesha idol being carried to be immersed into the sea after 10-day long festival came to an end.

In Mumbai

With chants of "Ganpati Bappa Morya", Lord Ganesha idols were immersed on Wednesday in Mumbai.

In Mumbai

In a helicopter, a man clicking the photograph of Ganesha idol immersion.

In Andhra Pradesh

A very beautiful Ganesha idol getting immersed into water.

At Char Minar

Thousands of devotees of Lord Ganesha gathered near famous Char Minar, Hyderabad.

Hussain Sagar lake

The Ganesh visarjan taking place at the Hussain Sagar lake, Necklace Road, a boulevard in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh.

Bhagyanagar Ganesh Utsav Samithi

Thousands of devotees thronged the roads around Charminar, where Bhagyanagar Ganesh Utsav Samithi (BGUS) erected a special platform to welcome idols coming from various parts of the old city and outskirts.

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