A sea of people gathered at Tank Bund since early this morning to watch the Ganesh immersion event. Men, women and children, gathered in families to take part in the immersion programme. Thousands of Ganesh idols were immersed in the waters of Hussainsagar lake in Hyderabad, amidst drum beats, dances and religious fervour. Pomp and gaiety marked the event, where people smeared with gulal, wearing head bands, accompanied the idols, singing and dancing all along the way. Many had come to Hyderabad from other districts, just for the occasion.