Clacton beach recently hosted the Hindu ceremony celebrating elephant god Ganesh representing wisdom and learning. The Ganesha Visarjan festival comes at the end of ten days of prayer and celebration. Offerings were made to Ganesh during the three-hour event and a statue of the elephant god was carried into the sea and lowered into the water.
The Hindu Cultural and Heritage Centre in Clacton has held the ceremony for seven years now, celebrating its association with the town.
With thanks to Richard Taylor for these photographs.