Festival of Ganesh Chathurthi

Festival of Ganesh Chathurthi

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An Indian artisan applies the final touches to an idol of the Hindu God Lord Ganesh at his workshop in Hyderabad on September 6, 2012. People across India are preparing for the annual festival of Ganesh Chathurthi starting September 19 when idols of the elephant headed God Ganesh are worshipped in homes and shrines for 10 days, before being immersed in bodies of water amid ceremonies and processions. AFP PHOTO / Noah SEELAM (Photo credit should read NOAH SEELAM/AFP/GettyImages)

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Posted on September 6, 2012 at 9:24 PM

Updated Saturday, Oct 26 at 3:04 PM

 People across India are preparing for the annual festival of Ganesh Chathurthi starting September 19 when idols of the elephant headed God Ganesh are worshipped in homes and shrines for 10 days, before being immersed in bodies of water amid ceremonies and processions.

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