The festival of Ganesh Chaturthi
       
     
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The festival of Ganesh Chaturthi
       
     
The festival of Ganesh Chaturthi

Ganesh Chaturthi is a 10-day Hindu festival celebrated to honor the elephant-headed God Ganesha's birthday. The festival starts with a clay idol of Ganesha installed and worshiped with family and friends. At the end of the festival, the idols are immersed in a large body of water. The clay idols disintegrate over time in the water.

The form of Ganesha is a sculptural marvel. With the body of a human being and the head of an elephant, it proportions are prescribed by strictures and artisans all over India have been honing these to perfection - especially in the small town of Pen in Maharashtra, where almost every family has the tradition of sculpting Ganesha idols for the entire country.

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Mumbai, the maximum city