Images of India : Ganesh Utsav Celebrations…

LalbaugrajaMaharashtra’s most widely celebrated festival. And the most popular Community Ganesh Idol is the “Lalbagh cha Raja” in Mumbai. Each year the organisers have a unique and different decor theme. This year it’s a Crystal Palace. Millions come to do ‘darshan’ waiting in lines which extend 5 kms and can take upto 20 hours !. The idol’s design is patented, sculpted by Santosh Kambli, the third generation of a family that has been making the idol since 1935.