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Readers' Ganpati pics: From California to Pune

Last updated on: September 15, 2010 13:19 IST
Rohit Pradhan from Thane sent us this photograph of Lord Ganesh. Rohit's grandfather first bought a Ganesha idol home in 1941.

Readers' Ganpati pics: From California to Pune

Last updated on: September 15, 2010 13:19 IST
Praveen & Prachi Shivsharan sent us this photo from Santa Clara, California.

Readers' Ganpati pics: From California to Pune

Last updated on: September 15, 2010 13:19 IST

Prabhakar and Rasika Shetty's from Vile Parle, Mumbai sent us this picture. The couple installed a Ganesh idol for the first time at the request of their little daughter Naisha. Son Swami was cheer-leader in the celebrations..

Readers' Ganpati pics: From California to Pune

Last updated on: September 15, 2010 13:19 IST
"Imagine an India where every Christian celebrates Ganesh... Where every Hindu celebrates Eid... Where every Muslim celebrates Christmas... Imagine how that would frustrate our communal, divisive politicians and fanatics," writes Remo Fernandes from Goa.

Readers' Ganpati pics: From California to Pune

Last updated on: September 15, 2010 13:19 IST
Suhas V Haldankar has sent us this photograph of an apple which has the out line of a Ganesha. He says that he procured this apple during the Ganesh festival!

Readers' Ganpati pics: From California to Pune

Last updated on: September 15, 2010 13:19 IST
Sushil Kadam from Mumbai has sent us a photo of Pune's famed Dagdusheth Halwai Ganpati. The Shrimant Dagdusheth Halwai Sarvajanik Ganapati Trust, based in Pune, was established in 1893, when Lokmanya Tilak gave a public form to the Ganpati celebration.

Readers' Ganpati pics

Last updated on: September 15, 2010 13:19 IST

Satish Gowdra of San Jose, California sent us this pic of Ganesha at his home. "This is the ninth year that I am celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi at my home. It's the biggest festival for our family," says Gowdra.

Readers' Ganpati pics: From California to Pune

Last updated on: September 15, 2010 13:19 IST

Rajan Ramakrishnan from Mumbai sent us this sketch.

Readers' Ganpati pics: From California to Pune

Last updated on: September 15, 2010 13:19 IST

Shanti Lakshmi from New Delhi sent this picture of a Ganesh idol made out of molded black soil from the Godavari River.

Readers' Ganpati pics: From California to Pune

Last updated on: September 15, 2010 13:19 IST

Vinay Rao from Bengaluru sent us this picture of Ganesha with Krishna.

Readers' Ganpati pics: From California to Pune

Last updated on: September 15, 2010 13:19 IST

Harish Chengalvala of Morrisville, North Carolina sent this photo of  GAnpati made from Haldi (Turmeric) and kum-kum. 

Readers' Ganpati pics: From California to Pune

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Anoop Nayyar from Pittsburgh, Pennysylvania sent us this snap.

Readers' Ganpati pics: From California to Pune

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Chaitanya Korde from Jabalpur sent this snap.

Readers' Ganpati pics: From California to Pune

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Mandar Joshi from Pune sent this picture.

Readers' Ganpati pics: From California to Pune

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Prashant sent us this snap, which based on the theme of 50 years of Maharashtra's statehood.

Readers' Ganpati pics: From California to Pune

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Devanand V Tendulkar of the Shree Varadh Siddhivinayak Seva Mandal in Dombivali sent in this picture.

Readers' Ganpati pics: From California to Pune

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Swanand Gogate from Kalyan sent us this photograph of his eco-friendly Ganesh idol.

Readers' Ganpati pics: From California to Pune

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Harsh Devasthale from Kolhapur, Maharashtra sent us this photograph.

Readers' Ganpati pics: From California to Pune

Last updated on: September 15, 2010 13:19 IST

Anuradha from Dubai sent us this snap. This main idol is actually a fountain which she bought in Dubai and to her surprise discovered that it was made in Malaysia.

Readers' Ganpati pics: From California to Pune

Last updated on: September 15, 2010 13:19 IST

Eleven year old Mohit Rao from Nerul in Navi Mumbai sent us a snap of his Ganesha idol. The idol is from Pen, the traditional bastion of Ganpati idols in Maharashtra.