The much awaited festival of the year, Ganesh Chaturthi is finally here. Though the festival is celebrated all across India, we witness the biggest celebrations in Mumbai. 

The 10-day festival has begun and it is time to bring home Lord Ganpati. For all those who were waiting for their favourite celebrities to bring home Ganpati Bappa and share their pictures, we bring you the first looks. 

Bollywood celebs have started to bring home Lord Ganesha. Let's quickly take you through the first pictures:

 
 
 
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#shilpashetty begins #ganpatifestival2019 as she arrives in Chinchpokli for #ganpati 🙏@viralbhayani

A post shared by Viral Bhayani (@viralbhayani) onSep 1, 2019 at 5:00am PDT

Shilpa Shetty was snapped at Chinchpokli buying a new Ganpati idol for her home. 

vivek oberoi

Vivek Oberoi was also seen bringing Lord Ganesha to his house. Another picture of Vivek posing with his family is on the internet. 

 
 
 
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#arpitakhansharma ganpati #ganpatifestival2019 🙏 #viralbhayani @viralbhayani

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Arpita Khan Sharma carries home Lord Ganpati. Arpita looks beautiful in this purple-hued anarkali suit with golden embellishments. Salman's mother, Salma Khan was seen performing aarti before taking the idol inside the home.

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#arpitakhansharma ganpati #ganpatifestival2019 🙏 #viralbhayani @viralbhayani

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Ekta Kapoor along with Jeetendra, Tusshar Kapoor, and little munchkin Lakshaya Kapoor was seen posing with Lord Ganpati idol. 

 
 
 
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#ektakapoor #jeetendrakapoor #tussharkapoor #lakshyakapoor welcome #ganpatibappa at their house today #Ganesha #Instalove #manavmanglani

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Ekta Kapoor also shared an adorable video with her parents on her Instagram handle wishing everyone a Happy Ganpati. Watch the video here:

 
 
 
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Boss with the bosss of all GANESHCHATURTHI #GANPATIBHAPPAMAURYA

A post shared by Erk❤️rek (@ektaravikapoor) onSep 1, 2019 at 11:06pm PDT

 
Kartik Aaryan too took to his Instagram handle and shared a picture with Lord Ganesha. He captioned the picture, "Happy Ganesh Chaturthi !! आप सबके जीवन में सुख, शांति, समृद्धि बनी रहे. गणपति बप्पा मोरया! 🙏🏻❤️😇"
 
 
Sonali Bendre shared a beautiful picture with Lord Ganpati today. She posed sitting next to Lord Ganpati and had a special message. "Ganesh Chaturthi is one of my favourite festivals and I really missed celebrating it at home last year... Was part of the Aarti via FaceTime! I'm so glad to be back this year, healthier and stronger, celebrating with my family. I truly believe if there’s faith, it reflects more on the inside...in the dialogue between you and your God... so don't lose that essence. Once again, we’ve taken the route of bringing an eco-friendly Ganesha & we’ll also immerse the Lord in our home 🙏🏻 May this Ganesh Chaturthi bring health, happiness and new beginnings to everyone, and may we all have the strength to overcome the obstacles that come our way. 
सर्वांना गणेश चतुर्थीच्या शुभेच्छा. 😄 गणपती बाप्पा मोरया," the message read. 
 
 
 
 
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Ganesh Chaturthi is one of my favourite festivals and I really missed celebrating it at home last year... Was part of the Aarti via FaceTime! I'm so glad to be back this year, healthier and stronger, celebrating with my family. I truly believe if there’s faith, it reflects more on the inside...in the dialogue between you and your God... so don't lose that essence. Once again, we’ve taken the route of bringing an eco-friendly Ganesha & we’ll also immerse the Lord in our home 🙏🏻 May this Ganesh Chaturthi bring health, happiness and new beginnings to everyone, and may we all have the strength to overcome the obstacles that come our way. सर्वांना गणेश चतुर्थीच्या शुभेच्छा. 😄 गणपती बाप्पा मोरया

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Dia Mirza has a special request for all her followers this Ganesh Chaturthi. She posted a picture with a handmade Ganpati idol and wrote, "Ganpati Bappa Morya! 
Traditionally we made clay idols and then immersed them in water to denote the Birth Cycle of Lord Ganesha/Ganpati who was created from Clay/Earth. 
Visarjan in its own way talks about nature's life cycle and while it should be one of the most Eco friendly events in India, it has become something else all together.
 
Clay Handmade Idols have been replaced with Plaster of Paris and Plastic. Natural brown colour of clay is replaced by toxic paints to make idols shiny and sparkly. Size plays a big role on asserting importance or power of the celebration. “Mine is bigger than yours syndrome!” And then there are those awful unnatural plastic/thermocole decorations! All this is immersed in our seas/rivers/ponds/lakes without caring about the consequences.
 
The consequences are dangerous, a complete contamination of our waters, soil and food chain. Surely Ganpati Bappa would never want to be responsible for harming that what he was born from? 
This Ganpati Visarjan, take this as an opportunity to understand the meaning of a birth cycle, go minimal, natural and sustainable 💚🙏🏻."
 
 
 
 
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Ganpati Bappa Morya! Traditionally we made clay idols and then immersed them in water to denote the Birth Cycle of Lord Ganesha/Ganpati who was created from Clay/Earth. Visarjan in its own way talks about nature's life cycle and while it should be one of the most Eco friendly events in India, it has become something else all together. Clay Handmade Idols have been replaced with Plaster of Paris and Plastic. Natural brown colour of clay is replaced by toxic paints to make idols shiny and sparkly. Size plays a big role on asserting importance or power of the celebration. “Mine is bigger than yours syndrome!” And then there are those awful unnatural plastic/thermocole decorations! All this is immersed in our seas/rivers/ponds/lakes without caring about the consequences. The consequences are dangerous, a complete contamination of our waters, soil and food chain. Surely Ganpati Bappa would never want to be responsible for harming that what he was born from? This Ganpati Visarjan, take this as an opportunity to understand the meaning of a birth cycle, go minimal, natural and sustainable 💚🙏🏻 #BeatPlasticPollution #SayNoToSingleUsePlastic #GreenGanesha #EcoCelebrations #EarthFriendlyFestivals #GanpatiBappaMorya @earthlingfirst @greenmomsindia @moefccgoi @narendramodi @unenvironment @undpinindia @treeganesha @bigfmindia @bigfmrani

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Actor Sonu Sood performing Ganpati pooja at his home with family.
 
 
Sunny Leone's little daughter poses with Lord Ganpati's idol.
 
 
 
 
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#sunnyleone with kids and their lil #ganpati #ganpatifestival2019 ❤ #viralbhayani @viralbhayani

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It is time to celebrate and welcome the arrival of Lord Ganesh. Wish you all a Happy Ganesh Chaturthi!