Back in August of 2014 I took a trip to India with a friend of mine from Bangalore. The trip coincided with the Ganesh Chaturthi festival. I was privileged to see the celebrations up close both in Bangalore and Hyderabad. The streets were bustling with energy, especially after dark where groups of men on each block would dance with their own percussion bands while transporting a clay statue of Ganesh to be immersed in a nearby body of water.
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