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An Indian Hindu shopkeeper lights incense sticks near elephant-headed Lord Ganesha idols in Mumbai on September 6, 2013. The Ganesh Chaturthi festival, a popular 11-day religious festival which is annually celebrated across India, this year runs from September 9-19 and culminates with the immersion of the idols in the Arabian Sea and local water bodies. AFP PHOTO/ Indranil MUKHERJEE

The Ganesha festival in India

Ganesha Chaturthi is the Hindu festival celebrated on the birthday (rebirth) of Lord Ganesha.