Ganesh visarjan

Mumbai gets totally swept up by the 10-day celebration of Lord Ganesh’s birth. On the festival’s first, third, fifth, seventh and 11th days, families and communities take their Ganesh statues to the seashore and auspiciously submerge them.

The frenzied and energetic Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations are now sadly over but here are a few glimpses of the visarjan in Mumbai.

Nitin Gairola is a globe-trotting photographer, a back-packing trekker, a poet and a keen student of earth science, history & world cultures besides having a proclivity towards philanthropy and human rights issues. He has travelled to many parts of the world in his quest for knowing more about the planet and its inhabitants. He tweets @GairolaNitin and can be reached at