Ganesh Chaturthi festival comes to close

  • An idol of elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesha is immersed in Hussain Sagar Lake after worship on the final day of Ganesha Chaturthi festival in Hyderabad, India, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019. The festival is a celebration of the birth of Ganesha, the Hindu god of wisdom, prosperity and good fortune. (AP Photo /Mahesh Kumar A.)

  • Devotees prepare to immerse a huge idol of elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesha in the Arabian Sea, marking the end of the 10-day long Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Mumbai, India, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

  • An Indian devotee offers prayers to an idol of elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesha that depicts multiple images of the deity before immersing it into the Hussain Sagar Lake on the final day of Ganesha Chaturthi festival in Hyderabad, India, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019. The festival is a celebration of the birth of Ganesha, the Hindu god of wisdom, prosperity and good fortune. (AP Photo /Mahesh Kumar A.)

  • Devotees participate in a procession with a large statue of elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesh in Mumbai, India, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019. Every year millions of devout Hindus immerse Ganesh idols into oceans and rivers in the ten-day long Ganesh Chaturthi festival that celebrates the birth of Ganesh. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

Ganesh Chaturthi is one of the important Hindu festivals celebrated throughout India with a great devotion. The festival celebrates the birth of Lord Ganesh, the elephant-headed son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Lord Ganesh is the symbol of wisdom, prosperity and good fortune.

The festival is celebrated in a very public manner during an 11-day period. This year’s festival began Sept. 2.

The biggest spectacle of the festival happens the last day, called Anant Chaturdasi day.

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