Lord Ganesha eased gently into the mighty Ocean...

Posted by Sunder (Chennai, India) on 22 September 2010 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

This is the LAST one in this series.
Farewell, Dear Lord Ganesha...
The massive idol lifted out by the crane is let down into the sea...
In the last of the pictures in collage, one can see many idols waiting to be seen of,,,,

As Eric & Dutch had pointed out, in view of the large numbers of massive idols being let out in the sea, special areas in the seas have ben earmarked for this occasion. I shall upload pictures about the same later.

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, United States

WOW! Another interesting shot to this wonderful series!

22 Sep 2010 5:05am

Luke Wiley from Spokane Washington, United States

A neat tradition!

22 Sep 2010 5:19am

Xerophytes from London, United Kingdom

Historical!!!! Lucky for you to be there!

22 Sep 2010 5:39am

ORBIT from Kerman, Iran

FABULOUS shots. : )))

22 Sep 2010 6:10am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

To heaven, to the sea...he gets around! Lovely documentary series

22 Sep 2010 6:10am

Ginnie from Netherlands

I can just imagine what it would look like underwater after years and years of 'rest,' Sunder. Do scuba divers ever go down to take pictures, I wonder?

22 Sep 2010 6:32am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Superb collage and beautiful tradition. I loved this series. Have a nice day.

22 Sep 2010 6:52am

Cruz from exurbia, United States

Most interesting series Sunder. I have learned so much. thank you!

22 Sep 2010 6:56am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Jolie composition ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée.

22 Sep 2010 7:02am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Wow very interesting - so they just float out to sea forever.

22 Sep 2010 7:12am

Soheil from Tehran, Iran

nice one

22 Sep 2010 7:14am

Anneka from Bray, Ireland

I didn't expect this ending.
Now I'm more curious.

22 Sep 2010 7:17am

Michael Skorulski from Cigel, Slovakia

Wild. What a celebration! Great cultural images.

22 Sep 2010 7:20am

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Interesting and nice documentary series

22 Sep 2010 7:25am

Antoine from France

Superb photos and your serie is very nice. Excellent work Sunder. Have a great day Sunder.

22 Sep 2010 7:42am

peter.K from blue mountains, Australia

very interesting, good pics...

22 Sep 2010 7:49am

joshi daniel from India

nicely documented!

22 Sep 2010 8:00am

k@ from Paris, France

Oh, thanks for sharing this, it's both beautiful and very interesting !

22 Sep 2010 8:03am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

A wonderful series, brought back nice memories, thanks for sharing.

22 Sep 2010 8:08am

karthik from chennai, India

It is pleasure to view your stags by stage let down collage image of Lord Ganesh and groups of idols in ths last picture waiting for their turn to air lift . Nice it is .GOOD WORK .

22 Sep 2010 8:09am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Nice arrangement....Nicely captured.

22 Sep 2010 8:13am

Benkirane Thami from Fès, Morocco

Même les divinités succombent à l'appel du grand large!
Bonne journée lumineuse!

22 Sep 2010 8:30am

Céline from Paris, France

Great compo, like it

22 Sep 2010 9:00am

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Très joli travail !!!

22 Sep 2010 10:02am

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

Superb documentary, great shots too!

22 Sep 2010 10:20am

Florence from Paris, France

Great idea for the presentation. An origional documentary set.

22 Sep 2010 10:41am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Amazing sequence of shots. I'd love to see a photo of these remaining idols in their special areas of the beach.

22 Sep 2010 11:16am

Marcie from Boston, United States

WOW! What a terrific story being told here. Love this series..and how you've put them all together.

22 Sep 2010 11:21am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A great finish to a very picturesque and informative series! Thank you for sharing Sunder! ;-)

22 Sep 2010 12:24pm

Chriss from Saint Paul, Reunion

L'heure du bain pour Ganesha ! Moment de ferveur.

22 Sep 2010 12:46pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

What is the purpose of this being lowered into the sea? Very interesting custom. Well-pictured.

22 Sep 2010 2:16pm

Christel from Köln, Germany

Good afternoon Sunder,
It is a beautiful collage with interesting scenes. Colors and details are excellent. Have a nice day and all the best. Sincerely Christel

22 Sep 2010 2:45pm

Don from spokane, United States

A fine collection of informative pictures about this ceremony. Nice shots to finish the series.

22 Sep 2010 3:13pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

So well documented with this Montage, thanks for sharing this series

22 Sep 2010 3:34pm

Iknow from Chengdu, China

interesting series! learn a lot,thanks!!
have a nice day:)

22 Sep 2010 4:11pm

melocoton from Spain

buen reportaje

22 Sep 2010 4:13pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

a nice presentation !!
friendships !

22 Sep 2010 4:14pm

El pare from Prepirineu, Andorra

Very interesting report. Fantastic.

22 Sep 2010 4:22pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Thank you very much for your story in pictures and your text! Best regards, Adela

22 Sep 2010 4:28pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

very cool

22 Sep 2010 6:34pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Excellent mini series.

22 Sep 2010 7:01pm

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Wonderful way to show Ganesh going to his resting place. A fascinating series ! Thank you !

22 Sep 2010 7:21pm

Terral from Ponoka, Alberta, Canada

Great collage. Very interesting shot.

22 Sep 2010 8:19pm

Mohsen from Tehran, Iran


22 Sep 2010 8:35pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

This is a great mini series- I agree with Nigel.

22 Sep 2010 8:56pm

Philip from South Wales, United Kingdom

A nice presentation of this interesting subject.

22 Sep 2010 10:03pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

An interesting ritual that they go through after the festivities are over.

23 Sep 2010 12:09am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

These are beautiful images - a wonderful collage. Thanks for sharing this series with us - I really enjoyed it a lot. (And also learnt a lot)

23 Sep 2010 1:04am

Satvik from Columbus, United States

Beautiful collage depicting the Immersion ceremony ! Love the pov in the tall picture.

23 Sep 2010 1:04am

Dutçh from Chicagoland, United States

My husband said the Ganesha statues he saw were of a plaster compound ? That they would dissolve in the sea then? He was in India recently. Still to me it feels like releasing the statues there would carry them all over.. or maybe just his spirit into the water.

23 Sep 2010 2:10am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Wow, fascinating. I was wondering the same thing. What that must look like. A sea bed of Ganesha. Beautiful!

23 Sep 2010 2:12am

Scott F. Schilling from San Martin, United States

Great images put together! Very nice work on this!

23 Sep 2010 4:04am

Bill Brown from California, United States

This series has been very interesting and educational. Thanks for sharing!

23 Sep 2010 4:38am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

An impressive operation. I like the respect and reverence shown for the idol on this last part of its trip. This is a remarkable series. Than you so much.

23 Sep 2010 5:18pm

POBSB from Tilburg, Netherlands

wonderful documentary, great compo of shots

23 Sep 2010 7:53pm

RORO from LE HAVRE, France

Thanks for this singular report of an Indian tradition I didn't know.

25 Sep 2010 9:31am

Marie from FRESNES, France

joli celui ci aussi.

26 Sep 2010 1:44pm

Céline from New York City, United States

Very interesting shots !

26 Sep 2010 9:00pm

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

Excellent, really enjoyed the series very interesting

28 Sep 2010 9:47am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

how interesting! great presentation! thank you for sharing

28 Sep 2010 3:01pm

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