This is a photo of the beautiful Ganpati in my apartment building in Mumbai. He'll stay with us for five days, before going for visarjan (immersion) on September 23, 2012 at a nearby lake.
Find out about the meaning of the Ganesh Chaturthi festival and how it's celebrated in this Ganesh festival guide. You can also see more of the splendor of the festival in this Ganesh Chaturthi festival photo gallery.
Best wishes and blessings to everyone!
Photo copyright Sharell Cook.