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Immersion of Ganesh idols begins amid fanfare in Mumbai

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    Ganesh idol being taken for immersion

    This was the 125th year of the state's biggest public festival

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    Ganesh idol of Lalbaugcha Raja being taken for immersion in Mumbai. Photo: Kamlesh Pednekar


    The idols were moved from their pedestals amid chanting of the "udvasana mantra" and taken out of the various marquees, societies and individual homes

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    Ganesh idol being taken for immersion in Mumbai


    Tight security by multiple agencies were in place in Mumbai

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    Ganesh idol of Lalbaugcha Raja being taken for immersion in Mumbai. Photo: Kamlesh Pednekar


    The idols were brought onto the roads to the accompaniment of 'dhols'

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    Ganesh idol being taken for immersion


    In Mumbai, the main immersion will be at the historic Girgaum Chowpatty

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    Ganesh idol being taken for immersion


    This year, Mumbai hosted around 11,550 big Ganeshotsav celebrations with budgets running into several crores of rupees

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    Ganesh idol being taken for immersion


    Drones shall be deployed for both aerial surveillance and beaming real-time images in Mumbai and other cities during immersion ceremonies

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