Over 15,000 idols of Lord Ganesh in different sizes would be immersed in various water bodies in Hyderabad today on the last day of Ganesh Chaturthi festival.
The immersion, famously known as ‘Nimajjanam’, would begin this morning and is likely to continue till tomorrow.
The main centre for immersion would be the Hussein Sagar Lake in the heart of the city where thousands of idols would be brought. A 60-ft tall idol installed in Khairatabad locality is believed to be the tallest in the city.
The immersion procession would be preceded by auction of laddus offered as ‘prasadam’ to the God at various pandals.
Hyderabad Police Commissioner M Mahender Reddy said the police would like immersion to be completed by tomorrow morning.
Replying to a question on reports of threat to the country from international terror outfits, he expressed confidence that the procession would be peaceful.
Noting that elaborate arrangements have been made for the event, Reddy said people should not believe in rumours and seek help of police if necessary.