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Every year, we celebrate Ganesha Chaturthi with lot of joy and festivities. People go out of limb to ensure everything is perfect. After a few days when it is time to immerse the idols, people throng to large water bodies in various cities in India to immerse the idols. This is a set of photos taken in Chennai in Pallavakam documenting the trials, tribulations and jubilations involved with this festivity.

I put this set up with 2 things in mind, one I feel a great sense of joy that people follow cultures that have passed on since generation. On the other hand I feel that we need to understand how to evolve with time and do the right things, why cant we build bio degradable Ganesha idols, why cant we be more systematic, why cant we still enjoy the festivities of today while keeping a keen eye on our tomorrows.

Washed Up and Abandoned

Head and Body of an Immersed Ganesha Idol are washed up after the immersions.

Find Me

A clay Ganesha Idol washed up forms a good cover with the beach sands.

Ill have an Eye on you !

A broken and washed up Idol head of Ganesha is seen on the beach in Chennai.

Immersed !

Ganesha Idol in the Process of being immersed.

Looking Up and Ahead !

The crowds say good bye to Ganesha and pray for good luck, on the background you can see a temporary watch tower set up for security agents.

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