Idols of Hindu elephant-headed god Lord Ganesh are immersed

1. Indian Hindu devotees whisper their wishes into the ear of an idol of the elephant-headed god Ganesh before immersion at Juhu Chowpatty beach in Mumbai.

Idols of Hindu elephant-headed god Lord Ganesh are immersed

2. A man carries an idol of Ganesh on a makeshift raft to immerse it in the river Sabarmati in Ahmadabad

Idols of Hindu elephant-headed god Lord Ganesh are immersed

3. A crane lowers an idol of the Hindu god Ganesh, the deity of prosperity, into the Bay of Bengal.

Idols of Hindu elephant-headed god Lord Ganesh are immersed

4. Devotees offer prayers at a 58-foot (17.57 metre) tall idol of the Hindu god Lord Ganesh in Hyderabad

Idols of Hindu elephant-headed god Lord Ganesh are immersed

5. A boy with his face painted blue like the Hindu god Shiva, stands near an idol of Ganesh before immersing it in the River Ganges

Idols of Hindu elephant-headed god Lord Ganesh are immersed

6. Devotees offer prayers in front of an idol of Lord Ganesh in Amritsar

Idols of Hindu elephant-headed god Lord Ganesh are immersed

7. Devotees carry a statue of Ganesh into the Arabian Sea in Mumbai

Idols of Hindu elephant-headed god Lord Ganesh are immersed

8. Devotees arrive in a taxi carrying an idol of the Hindu god prosperity, for immersion into the Arabian Sea in Mumbai

Idols of Hindu elephant-headed god Lord Ganesh are immersed



9. Devotees with their faces covered in red powder dance in an alley in Mumbai during a procession

Idols of Hindu elephant-headed god Lord Ganesh are immersed

10. Devotees transport an idol of the elephant-headed Hindu god to their home in Mumbai

Idols of Hindu elephant-headed god Lord Ganesh are immersed