Now back to Ganesha. As mentioned before, the elephant-headed god must be immersed in water after up to eleven days of offerings and prayers.
Hyderabad has a big body of water in its middle: the lake Hussein Sagar.
During the festival, cranes are installed along its shore, in order to lift and then bring down some of the enormous statues of the god into the water.
The biggest statue is 47 feet tall, to give you an idea. Here it is again, at night. See how small people are, at the bottom?
Now what happens, once everyone, every neighborhood, has brought their statue of Ganesh, big or small, to the lake and immersed it in the water?
See below a few pictures taken by my husband (who drives by the lake every day to go to his office), on the day after...