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In Pics: How India Welcomed Ganpati Bappa, and Other Modak Moments

Celebrities and common people alike made timelines colourful with their photos and here is the best of the best.

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The festive season has begun with Ganesh Chaturthi fever taking over the country. As the crowds chant “Ganpati Bappa Morya” and bring his idols home, they took pictures for everyone else to enjoy, wherever they might be!

Celebrities and common people alike made timelines colourful with their photos and here is the best of the best.

Coloured or not, Ganpati Bappa still commands attention and makes his larger than life presence felt.

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People also adopted eco-friendly approaches making the idols from things like sugarcanes.

Ganesh made from sugarcane in Tamilnadu using 2 tons of sugarcane made by 20 people. It took them 4 days. Ganesh Chaturthi this year falls on September 5th 2016. The festival commemorates the birthday of Lord Ganesh. On this day, beautiful handcrafted idols of the Lord are installed both in homes and in public. Prana Pratishtha is performed to invoke the power of the deity into the idol, followed by a 16 step ritual known as Shodashopachara Puja. During the ritual, various offerings including sweets, coconuts, and flowers are made to the idol. The ritual should be performed at an auspicious time around midday, known as Madhyahna, when Lord Ganesh is believed to have been born. Happy Ganesh Chaturthi from Om Connection! 🐘🎉🙏

A photo posted by ॐॐॐ (@omconnection) on

Celebrities posted photos of how they were celebrating the day.

#happyganeshchaturthi everyone And a #happyteachersday too.. #htcafe

A photo posted by Sushant Singh Rajput (@sushantsinghrajput) on

Of course the day would not be complete without some modaks (a Marathi dessert) being shared (even if they were being shared virtually).

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A tale of two Sophies, and some sins being forgiven.

Ganpati bappa Morya!!

A photo posted by Gaia Mother Sofia (@sofiahayat) on

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