Ganesh Chaturthi festival

Indian artisans take a nap near idols of elephant-headed Hindu God Ganesha being prepared for Ganesh Chaturthi festival at a workshop in Hyderabad, India, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013. Ganesh Chaturthi, which begins from Sept. 9, is celebrated as the birthday of Lord Ganesha who is widely worshiped by Hindus as the god of wisdom, prosperity and good fortune. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)

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Indian artisans take a nap near idols of elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesha, which are being prepared for the Ganesh Chaturthi festival at a workshop in Hyderabad, India.

An Indian artist prepares idols of elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesh ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi festival at a workshop in Hyderabad, India, Monday, Sept. 2, 2013. Ganesh Chaturthi, which begins from Sept. 9, is celebrated as the birthday of Lord Ganesha who is widely worshiped by Hindus as the god of wisdom, prosperity and good fortune. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)

Mahesh Kumar A./AP

An Indian artist prepares idols of the elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesh at a workshop in Hyderabad, India, ahead of the Ganesh Chaturthi festival. The celebration, which begins on September 9, marks the birthday of Lord Ganesha, who is widely worshipped by Hindus as the god of wisdom, prosperity and good fortune.