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Ganesh Visarjan Aftermath Show Riverbank Littered With Broken Idols

India | Associated Press | September 26, 2018, 2:51 pm
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 Every year thousands of people celebrate Ganpati Chaturthi across India where they bring colourful Ganpati idols to their home. Towards the end of the 10-day-festival, these idols are immersed in ponds, or lakes, or to the sea leaving behind shocking images of carcasses of immersed idols floating in the water. (Image: AP)

Every year thousands of people celebrate Ganpati Chaturthi across India where they bring colourful Ganpati idols to their home. Towards the end of the 10-day-festival, these idols are immersed in ponds, or lakes, or to the sea leaving behind shocking images of carcasses of immersed idols floating in the water. (Image: AP)

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 Hindu devotees immerse idols of god Ganesh into water bodies at the end of the Ganesh Chaturthi festival that celebrates the birth of the Hindu god. At times these insoluble idols damage the eco-system. (Image: AP)

Hindu devotees immerse idols of god Ganesh into water bodies at the end of the Ganesh Chaturthi festival that celebrates the birth of the Hindu god. At times these insoluble idols damage the eco-system. (Image: AP)

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 Idols of Hindu god Ganesha that were immersed in water by devotees lie on the banks of river Yamuna after they were salvaged by workers to avoid the river getting polluted in New Delhi. (Image: AP)

Idols of Hindu god Ganesha that were immersed in water by devotees lie on the banks of river Yamuna after they were salvaged by workers to avoid the river getting polluted in New Delhi. (Image: AP)

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 Lord Ganesha idol is seen floating after its immersion in the Arabian Sea, marking the end of the 10-day long Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Mumbai. (Image: AP)

Lord Ganesha idol is seen floating after its immersion in the Arabian Sea, marking the end of the 10-day long Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Mumbai. (Image: AP)

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 A worker removes worship materials that were immersed into the river Yamuna by devotees during the annual immersion ritual of Ganesh idols. (Image: AP)

A worker removes worship materials that were immersed into the river Yamuna by devotees during the annual immersion ritual of Ganesh idols. (Image: AP)

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 Hindu god Ganesha in an artificial water body near river Sabarmati. (Image: AP)

Hindu god Ganesha in an artificial water body near river Sabarmati. (Image: AP)

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 Idols of Hindu god Ganesha that were immersed in water by devotees lie on the banks of river Yamuna after they were salvaged by workers to avoid the river getting polluted in New Delhi. (Image: AP)

Idols of Hindu god Ganesha that were immersed in water by devotees lie on the banks of river Yamuna after they were salvaged by workers to avoid the river getting polluted in New Delhi. (Image: AP)

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 Idol of Lord Ganesha is seen floating with other worship materials in Sabarmati river. (Image: AP)

Idol of Lord Ganesha is seen floating with other worship materials in Sabarmati river. (Image: AP)

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