Today (17th September) is the Hindu festival Ganesh Chaturthi in honour of Ganesh/Ganesha, the god of good fortune and new beginnings. See the video at the bottom of this post for the story explaining why Ganesha, the son of Parvati and Shiva, has the head of an elephant. This festival is celebrated in a major way in Mumbai. Celebrations can last one, five or ten days, and will conclude with the immersion in water of the image of Ganesh.
The festival takes place at the end of the 'monsoon' season. That's when weeks and months of really heavy rain hits India and South Asia. So the rains have stopped and there's a new beginning to the year. Watch how heavy the rain is in the clip below.
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