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In Pics: Ganesh Chaturthi being celebrated across India

Updated : 2019-09-02 08:41:16

Ganesha Chaturthi, which begins from September 2, is celebrated to mark the birth of Lord Ganesha who is widely worshipped by Hindus as the god of wisdom, prosperity and good fortune. Here’s how Indian cities are gearing up for the festivities:

An artisan prepares an idol of Hindu god Ganesha ahead of Ganesha Chaturthi festival at a workshop in Hyderabad, India, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019. Ganesha Chaturthi, which begins from Sept. 2, is celebrated to mark the birth of Lord Ganesha who is widely worshipped by Hindus as the god of wisdom, prosperity and good fortune. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)
An artisan prepares an idol of Hindu god Ganesha ahead of Ganesha Chaturthi festival at a workshop in Hyderabad, India, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019. Ganesha Chaturthi, which begins from Sept. 2, is celebrated to mark the birth of Lord Ganesha who is widely worshipped by Hindus as the god of wisdom, prosperity and good fortune. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)
An idol of Hindu god Ganesha is carried on a truck towards a worship venue ahead of Ganesha Chaturthi festival in Hyderabad, India, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)
An idol of Hindu god Ganesha is carried on a truck towards a worship venue ahead of Ganesha Chaturthi festival in Hyderabad, India, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)
A giant idol of Hindu god Ganesha is loaded onto a truck ahead of Ganesha Chaturthi festival at a workshop in Hyderabad, India, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)
A giant idol of Hindu god Ganesha is loaded onto a truck ahead of Ganesha Chaturthi festival at a workshop in Hyderabad, India, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)
Indian women carry water and walk past idols of Hindu god Ganesha being prepared for Ganesha Chaturthi festival at a workshop in Hyderabad, India, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)
Indian women carry water and walk past idols of Hindu god Ganesha being prepared for Ganesha Chaturthi festival at a workshop in Hyderabad, India, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)
Artisans rest near idols of Hindu god Ganesha being prepared for Ganesha Chaturthi festival at a workshop in Hyderabad, India, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)
Artisans rest near idols of Hindu god Ganesha being prepared for Ganesha Chaturthi festival at a workshop in Hyderabad, India, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)
A woman sweeps a street in front of idols of Hindu god Ganesha being prepared ahead of Ganesha Chaturthi festival in Hyderabad, India, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)
A woman sweeps a street in front of idols of Hindu god Ganesha being prepared ahead of Ganesha Chaturthi festival in Hyderabad, India, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)
An artist prepares idols of Hindu god Ganesha ahead of Ganesha Chaturthi festival at a workshop in Hyderabad, India, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)
An artist prepares idols of Hindu god Ganesha ahead of Ganesha Chaturthi festival at a workshop in Hyderabad, India, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)
A pedestal fan is installed to quickly dry the idols as an elderly artisan makes clay idols of Hindu god Ganesh in a makeshift studio in Kolkata, India, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019. The idols are being prepared for the upcoming Ganesh Chaturti festival. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
A pedestal fan is installed to quickly dry the idols as an elderly artisan makes clay idols of Hindu god Ganesh in a makeshift studio in Kolkata, India, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019. The idols are being prepared for the upcoming Ganesh Chaturti festival. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
A schoolgirl walks past unfinished clay idols of Hindu god Ganesh in a makeshift studio which are covered with a plastic sheet to protect from rain in Kolkata, India, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
A schoolgirl walks past unfinished clay idols of Hindu god Ganesh in a makeshift studio which are covered with a plastic sheet to protect from rain in Kolkata, India, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
Devotees transport an idol of Hindu god Ganesha to a worship venue ahead of the Ganesh Chaturti festival in Mumbai, India, Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
Devotees transport an idol of Hindu god Ganesha to a worship venue ahead of the Ganesh Chaturti festival in Mumbai, India, Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
An artist prepares an idol of Hindu god Ganesha ahead of Ganesha Chaturthi festival at a workshop in Hyderabad, India, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)
An artist prepares an idol of Hindu god Ganesha ahead of Ganesha Chaturthi festival at a workshop in Hyderabad, India, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)
A woman looks at an idol of Hindu god Ganesha ahead of Ganesha Chaturthi festival at a workshop in Hyderabad, India, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019.  (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)
A woman looks at an idol of Hindu god Ganesha ahead of Ganesha Chaturthi festival at a workshop in Hyderabad, India, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019.  (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)
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