of the Vinaayaka Chaturthi idols
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Vinayaka Chaturthi, small clay idols of Ganesha are made specially for
the festival. Devotees offer pooja to the idol at home & immerse
it in water after 3 days or one week.
Apart from these idols
for home worship, huge idols are created, also out of clay, beautifully
decorated and displayed in the street. On a day fixed by the Govt.,
the devotees assemble at the beach in a procession and immerse the huge
Ganesha idols. Depending on the size, the idols are brought to the beach
in cycles, rickshaws, vans or lorries. The idols are taken to deeper
waters in catamarans & immersed. The medium sized idols are carried
by hand & the larger ones are lifted by crane to the catamarans.
idols during the procession
in Chennai city
Photographs of the Vinaayaka Chaturthi idols in Chennai