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Updated on: Wednesday, August 25, 2021, 06:01 PM IST

In Photos: India gets ready for Ganeshotsav celebrations amid COVID-19 restrictions

A child packs the idols of Lord Ganesha ahead of the upcoming Ganesh Chaturthi festival, in New Delhi on Tuesday. | ANI

A child packs the idols of Lord Ganesha ahead of the upcoming Ganesh Chaturthi festival, in New Delhi on Tuesday. | ANI

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With COVID-19 restrictions in place, India seems to be looking forward to the upcoming festival of Ganeshotsav. Ahead of the festival, artisans across India are preparing idols of Lord Ganesh.

Ganeshotsav is a 10-day Indian festival. The first day is celebrated as the birthday of Bhagwan Ganesh, the god of wisdom, prosperity and good fortune.. This year, the festival will be observed from September 10-19.

Here's a look at how Indian artisans are preparing for Ganeshotsav.

Artists make Lord Ganesha idols on roads for upcoming Ganesha puja, in Kolkata on Wednesday. | ANI

A policeman with a standee to urge people to follow COVID-19 lockdown protocols ahead of the Ganesh Chaturthi festival, at a market in Thane, Wednesday, August 25, 2021. | PTI

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Jalandhar: An artist paints the idols of lord Ganesha at a small workshop ahead of the Ganesh Chaturthi festival, in Jalandhar, Wednesday, August 25, 2021. | PTI

An artisan gives final touches to an idol of the elephant-headed Hindu god Lord Ganesha at a workshop ahead of the Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Mumbai on August 24, 2021. | AFP

A child packs the idols of Lord Ganesha ahead of the upcoming Ganesh Chaturthi festival, in New Delhi on Tuesday. | ANI

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An infant sits in front of an array of Lord Ganesh idols ahead of the Ganesh Chaturthi festival, in New Delhi on Monday. | ANI

Artists give final touch to the idol of Lord Ganesha ahead of the upcoming Ganesh Chaturthi festival, in New Delhi on Tuesday. | ANI

An artisan works on an idol of the elephant-headed Hindu god Lord Ganesha at a workshop ahead of the Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Mumbai on August 24, 2021. | AFP

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An artisan works on an idol of the elephant-headed Hindu god Lord Ganesha at a workshop ahead of the Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Mumbai on August 24, 2021. | AFP

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Published on: Wednesday, August 25, 2021, 06:01 PM IST
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