Photographs By: Shyam Iyer, Trupti Arekar, Santosh Gupta and Azad Shrivastav
Ganesha in many forms!
As millions in Maharashtra observe the largest festival of Ganesh Chaturthi in the state, it is difficult to believe that the celebrations, at least in its current form, are just over a century old.
The Hindu festival in honour of the elephant-headed god is primarily celebrated in homes and in public by local community groups or mandals who install images of Ganesha in their homes and pandals. ADC Photographers Shyam Iyer, Trupti Arekar, Santosh Gupta and Azad Shrivastav focus on the unique themes of the Ganesh festival at the pandals and residences of Mumbaikars