One could see actors, politicians, and celebrities from different walks of life singing in unison, “Ganpati Bappa Morya” as they commenced the celebrations of Ganesh Chaturthi.

Amid the festive fervour, former India cricketer Sachin Tendulkar was seen playing host to former South African cricketer Jonty Rhodes. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, Railway minister Suresh Prabhu, and singer-actor Meiyang Chang took out time to celebrate the occasion with family and friends.

Tusshar Kapoor, who recently became a father, was seen celebrating the festival with his newborn boy Laksshya while Arpita Khan Sharma observed her son Ahil’s first Ganpati sans beau Aayush Sharma.

The festival that marks the birth of Lord Ganesha, is considered to bring fortune, wisdom, prosperity and wealth.