Photo copyright Kunal Kamlesh Shah.
Taken during the Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Mumbai, India (2009.)
Photographer's note, "The idol is of Lord Ganesh who is followed by a lot of Indian Population. During the 10 day festival, the God is offered prayers, donations and prasadam (sacred food.) After the 10th day, the clay idol is immeresed into the sea. The immerssion procession lasts for about 18 hours, where the lord is pulled by a hand wagon and the journey starts from city centre and ends at the sea side where it gets immersed. The procession has huge orchestras (locally known as Nashik and Pune Dhol) and people dance, sing praises of their favourite lord. This festival is celebrated every August-Sept period. GANPATI BAPA MORIYA. Place: Lalbaugh Suburb, Mumbai City."