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In Pictures: Mumbai Echoes With 'Ganapati Bappa Morya' As Lord Takes Leave

In Pictures: Mumbai Echoes With 'Ganapati Bappa Morya' As Lord Takes Leave

Devotees bid farewell to Ganpati Bappa as Ganeshotsav culminated on September 12. On this special occasion, devotees across the country bid adieu to their beloved Lord Ganesha by immersing the Ganpati idols in a water body with prayers. Devotees join the immersion procession with chants of "Ganapati Bappa Morya" and "Ganesh Maharaj Ki Jai". (Photo Credit: Gaurav Gawand Photography)

In Pictures: Mumbai Echoes With 'Ganapati Bappa Morya' As Lord Takes Leave

After the 10-day-long extravaganza of Ganesh Chaturthi festivities, comes Anant Chaturdashi or Ganesh Visarjan, marking the end of the auspicious Hindu festival.  (Photo Credit: Gaurav Gawand Photography)

In Pictures: Mumbai Echoes With 'Ganapati Bappa Morya' As Lord Takes Leave

Ganesh Chaturthi also known as Vinayak Chaturthi began on September 2nd. The festival celebrates the birth of Lord Ganesha. (Photo Credit: Gaurav Gawand Photography)

In Pictures: Mumbai Echoes With 'Ganapati Bappa Morya' As Lord Takes Leave

While most devotees associate Anant Chaturdashi with Ganesh Visarjan, the festival is also the day to worship  Lord Vishnu in his ‘Anant’ form. (Photo Credit: Gaurav Gawand Photography) 

In Pictures: Mumbai Echoes With 'Ganapati Bappa Morya' As Lord Takes Leave

With chants and prayers, the statues are taken to nearby water bodies. Public pandals hold huge processions for the visarjan. (Photo Credit: Gaurav Gawand Photography) 

In Pictures: Mumbai Echoes With 'Ganapati Bappa Morya' As Lord Takes Leave

Over 38 thousand Ganpati idols were immersed at 129 spots in Mumbai. (Photo Credit: Gaurav Gawand Photography) 

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