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Ganesha Festival in Paris …

Ganesha Festival in Paris

The Hindu community in Paris celebrates the birthday of Lord Ganesha (Ganesha Chaturthi) with devotional procession …

The fire procession celebrating Lord Ganesha

Offerings and prayers to Lord Ganesha …

Pulling the chariot of Ganesha laden with flowers and sweet smelling jasmines …

Sandalwood covered coconuts along the streets awaiting to be smashed as soon as Lord Ganesha passes. For the Hindus the smashing of the coconut symbolizes the destruction of the Ego and merging with Brahman – the supreme soul.

Sandalwood covered coconuts

Musicians honouring Lord Ganesha ..

And Tamil dancers dressed in their spectacular costumes …

And here are more images …

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