Bappa, goodbye!

After Ganesh Chaturthi, devotees wish the Lord farewell through immersion ceremonies.

Bappa, goodbye!

While a deity's arrival is a happy occasion, their immersion, known as "visarjan," is a bitter-sweet experience. Devotees frequently leave the event crying, but they also have optimism that the celebration will be held again the following year and that the cherished god or goddess will once more appear in multiple idols. This gallery features some breathtaking images of Ganesh visarjan taken in the days preceding the final visarjan day, which falls on September 9 this year. The 10-day Ganeshotsav comes to a close on this day, which is also referred to as "Anant Chaturdashi."

Devotees were seen carrying a little Ganesh idol on a boat for immersion

Most people have started doing this across the country during all festivals, to protect the water bodies mostly rivers, and keep them clean. The idols are also made with eco-friendly matter, which self-disintegrates.