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Ganapati Festival 2012 in Pune
« on: October 02, 2012, 03:01:40 AM »
The Ganapati festival is celebrated each year in India with great enthusiasm. It was transformed  by Bal Gangadhar Tilak (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bal_Gangadhar_Tilak) around 1893/94 from a private religious festival to one that involved the whole community. Those interested in the history can read stuff provided in the links below (or google...)

The festival is very colorful and I have put up only a few photos here. There are ten at:
http://500px.com/rustom_t/stories/57231/ganapati-festival-2012-in-pune

To see more (200), please visit my flickr page:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rpt_ganapati2012/sets/72157631646804598/

All shot with my trusty 5D3, 24-105 and 600EX-RT (obviously the 600 was used only when needed). Many of the photographs taken in low light were taken at 12800 ISO and edited in Lightroom 4.1.1.

Links to the Ganapati Festival history and notes:
http://www.sscnet.ucla.edu/southasia/Culture/Festivals/Ganpati.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ganesh_Chaturthi

The Kasba Ganapati



The Dagdusheth Ganpati



A picture speaks a thousand words



These guys had a play running all the 10 days



It is a street party all day...

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Ganapati Festival 2012 in Pune
« on: October 02, 2012, 03:01:40 AM »