People from different religious faiths enthusiastically celebrated and participated in each and every festival. One such instance was the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi.

The Muslims in the city participated enthusiastically with their Hindu brothers to celebrate the occasion. Idols of Lord Ganesha were installed and decorated and hymns were chanted along with the rituals performed in the festival.

Devotees in large numbers were seen lined up on both sides of the roads and also on buildings to take a glimpse of Ganesha idols during the immersion processions amidst a riot of colours, traditional dance and music.

Movement of open trucks and large vehicles carrying huge idols amid a sea of people seeking divine blessing along the procession routes virtually brought the bustling city to a grinding halt.

As the idols waded through thousands of people, dancing devotees raised chants of 'Ganpati Bappa Moriya Pudhchya Varshi Lavkar Yaa' (Lord Ganesh return soon next year) amid the beating of drums.

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