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With only three weeks remaining until the 2012 Ganesh Chaturthi festival, idol makers are in full swing putting the finishing touches on their hand crafted statues of the Lord. Idol making is big business. The skill is handed down from generation to generation, plus many migrants also come to Mumbai to help in the labor intensive process.
You may wonder how much effort goes into making the colorful and intricate idols. If you're in Mumbai up to three months before the festival, it's possible to see the Ganesh idols being made.
Find out more about how the Ganesh festival is celebrated in this guide to the Ganesh festival in Mumbai.