During Ganesh Chaturthi, Hindus bring home idols of Lord Ganesha to invoke his blessings for wisdom and prosperity. The 10-day festival began Sept. 9.
Sept. 2, 2013 An artist prepares idols of elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesh ahead of the Ganesh Chaturthi festival at a workshop in Hyderabad, India. Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated as the birthday of Lord Ganesha, who is widely worshiped by Hindus as the god of wisdom, prosperity and good fortune. Mahesh Kumar A./AP Buy Photo