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Ganesh Chaturthi begins with months of preparation, during which clay sculptures of Ganesha (ranging from inches tall to over 25 feet) are molded, painted, and lavishly decorated with paint, lights, and flower garlands.
A child dressed as Lord Ganesh, the Living Goddess Kumari Devi looks out from a window before being brought out to the public for display and worship during the Indrajatra festival in Kathmandu September 3, 2009. Nepal’s Newar community began celebrating the Hindu festival of Indrajatra with the worship of the Kumari, or “living goddess”, and the god of rain, Lord Indra. (REUTERS/Shruti Shrestha)
Hindu holy men chant mantras and pray in the Varuna Yajna ritual to appease the rain God at the Sankara Mattham in Mumbai on August 26, 2009. Ten priests stood neck deep in water for over 4 hours to perform a special prayers for the arrival of rains. (INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP/Getty Images)
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