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Lakhs bid adieu to Ganesha

india Updated: Sep 03, 2009 19:35 IST

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Lakhs of devotees in the city on Thursday bid adieu to Lord Ganesha by immersing idols at various places chanting 'Ganapati Bappa Moraya'.

Devotees thronged streets and gathered at various points like Girgaum Chowpatty, Juhu Beach and Shivaji Park to catch a last glimpse of their deity.

The famous 'Lalbaugcha Raja' Ganesh idol, which attracted lakhs of devotees during the ten-day long festival, would be immersed at Girgaum Chowpatty in the wee hours on Friday, while the procession left from Lalbaug in central Mumbai on Thursday afternoon.

Over 4,000 big and 35,000 small Ganesha idols are expected to be immersed at 105 points in the city.

Armed security personnel have been deployed at strategic locations and are keeping vigil to manage the crowd during the immersion procession.

The Navy and Coast Guard rendered necessary assistance at the beaches to ensure that the celebrations pass off smoothly.