Ganesh Visarjan Mumbai: A Photostory

Night Ganesh Visarjan Festival Mumbai, Tarun Chandel Photoblog

Ganesh Idol being taken for Visarjan in the water.


Ganesh Visarjan Prayer Festival Mumbai, Tarun Chandel Photoblog

A volunteer helping out with the visarjan and prayers before the visarjan.

Ganesh Visarjan Night Festival Mumbai, Tarun Chandel Photoblog

Devotees for the fianl prayer just before the Visarjan.

Ganesh Visarjan Mumbai, Tarun Chandel Photoblog

The euphoria of music.

Music Makers Ganesh Visarjan Festival Mumbai, Tarun Chandel Photoblog

A Dholi, setting the environmnet for a foot stomping Ganpati Visarjan

Music Ganesh Visarjan Festival Mumbai, Tarun Chandel Photoblog

The Music Makers.

Dance Ganesh Visarjan Festival Mumbai, Tarun Chandel Photoblog

A Group of performers playing live music and dancing to its tune in the rains at Ganesh Visarjan Festival.

Crowded Ganesh Visarjan Festival Mumbai, Tarun Chandel Photoblog

Where else would you get to do a rain dance on the roads of Mumbai. People come out in hoeades to celebrate the Ganpati Visarjan Festival. They dance, they sing, the create an atmosphere that is so unique and vibrant. Jai Ho Mumbai!

Father Son Ganesh Visarjan Festival Mumbai, Tarun Chandel Photoblog

Passing on the culture to the next generation.

Kids at Ganesh Visarjan Festival Mumbai, Tarun Chandel Photoblog

Youngster enjoying the Ganpati Visarjan Festival.

Fast Moving Ganesh Visarjan Festival Mumbai, Tarun Chandel Photoblog

A group of young kids having fun time at the Ganpati Visarjan.

Fireworks Ganesh Visarjan Festival Mumbai, Tarun Chandel Photoblog

Fireworks

Ganesh Visarjan Festival Fireworks Mumbai, Tarun Chandel Photoblog

Fireworks

Mumbai Police Ganesh Visarjan Festival Mumbai, Tarun Chandel Photoblog

Policeman ensuring that things keep running smoothly.

Security Ganesh Visarjan Festival Mumbai, Tarun Chandel Photoblog

Police and security agencies have a tough time ensuring the safety and smooth running of the Ganpati Festival. They have a very tough task to maintain the order when there are so many people dancing and singing on the roads. The pressure under which they operate is immense. Their presence is one of the biggest reason that people are able to enjoy the Ganpati Festival.

Ganesh Visarjan Festival Mumbai, Tarun Chandel Photoblog

A Beautiful Ganpati Idol

Ganpati Ganesh Visarjan Festival Mumbai, Tarun Chandel Photoblog

Another unique looking Ganesh Idol.

Ganpati Ganesh Visarjan Mumbai, Tarun Chandel Photoblog

Idols of Ganesh comes in different sizes and colors. It makes such a pretty sight as the Ganpatis line up one after another and each one looking so good.

Following are some disturbing images please scroll down only if you wish to see them.

Ganpati Idol after Visarjan, Tarun Chandel Photoblog

A Ganesh Idol after the visarjan.

Ganesh Idol after Visarjan, Tarun Chandel Photoblog

The remains of a Ganesh Idol after the Visarjan.

Remains of Ganesh Idol, Tarun Chandel Photoblog

Though the festival is great but Ganesh Idol keep lying in water for a really long time. Such idols not only make gory pictures like above but also pollute the environment. People should take responsibility of selecting the idol that is made of environment friendly material and that leaves no such traces like above.

Tarun Chandel

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7 comments:

Bhavya said...

Hey Tarun,

That’s a good covered story.

I agree that time has come where we all need to be equally be aware about our environment.
Make small moves like …celebrating these festivals without harming the environment.

nilesh gawde said...

great photostory.
the mood is captured well. Last two photographs are a real eye-opener.

thanks for sharing
regards

Jayesh said...

Its never to late....
We have opted for an Eco-Friendly Ganesh Idol for the forthcoming Ganesh Festival. Will spread this awareness to all other mandal to go for eco-friendly idol and support nature.

Yuva Ganesh Utsav Mandal
Sector-8, Vashi, Navi Mumbai.
yuvaganesh8@gmail.com

Tarun Chandel said...

Good to hear that Jayesh. If you don't mind can you help me to click some pictures of eco-friendly Ganpatis?

Anonymous said...

ganpati festival 2010

ok bye

Suresh said...

Some really good pics of the Ganesh Visarajan. Thanks for sharing.

Naman said...

I witnessed the Ganesh Visarjan in Mumbai last year, it was a great experience. I love this festival.

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