Ganesh Chaturthi was celebrated in Mumbai this year with great spectacle and splendour . Never before has the festive mood been so high . The main reason must have been the competition for best Ganesh idols and floats organised by the Mumbai Municipal Corporation . As a result , a variety of art forms costing huge amount of money were tried out .
The general public were treated to a feast of Ganesh idols ranging from small ones made with shells and small bottles to huge ones made of ply and vegetables . The tallest was the one made by the Yuva Mandal . This idol rose to a towering height of thirty feet and was decorated entirely with marbles .
On the Anand Chaturdashi day , the last day of the festival , a procession of floats was organized. It was a public holiday and during the entire evening magnificent floats trailed by slowly .
Thousands of people participated in the procession singing and dancing to the accompaniment of musics and drums . Everyone agreed that the 25 feet long float put by the Yuva Mandal was the best . It depicted various aspects of Lord Ganesh’s life . Deservedly , it won the first prize .