Friday, August 10, 2012

The Beginning.

Ganesh Chaturthi is a month away and the expert artisans are busy making and giving final touches to Ganesh idols, which will be worshiped in the festival. 

The suburbs of Chinchpokli, Parel and Lalbaug in central Mumbai are the headquarters of  all the workshops that work on and give finishing touches to the various idols, large, big and small.

I recently went for a photo walk in these areas with some like minded people. 

Some vignettes

Please click to see the intricate details in a larger image.

Taken on my Canon EOS 1100D camera

Idols in various levels of preparation and details. Material is normally Plaster of Paris.

Finished and adorned idols on display. The small ones are usually taken to homes and large ones are part of a group celebration.

Resplendent in traditional festival jewellery. The Lord waits for His special day..

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