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  • Indore: Here, Ganesha welcomes you with new theme everyday

    Presenting new theme, Shri Siddh Vijay Ganesha Mandir at Mari Mata Square attracts thousands of devotees. The Ganesha idol acquires a new form everyday to give a message. One of the most popular themes that highlights the celebration was ‘Go Green’. In this theme, the metal idol was covered by mud and cow dung mix. Moreover, the entire setting was transformed using green lights for the day. Continue Reading ...-->

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    Ganesh Chaturthi 2018: Immersion begins, so does pollution

    Bhayandar: Immersion of idols of Lord Ganesh commenced on Friday and so did the pollution in the twin-city of Mira Bhayandar. However, the condition of the water bodies paint a sorry picture of utter neglect and lack of awareness measures initiated by the civic administration towards the promotion of eco-friendly practices to check water pollution.

  • Ujjainites welcome Bappa with fanfare

    The 10-day Ganeshotsav began with a high enthusiastic note here on Thursday. Ganesha idols were installed amid fanfare at hundreds of public places across the city. Lokmanya Tilak Ganeshotsav Mahaayojan Samiti organised idol distribution programme on the first day of Ganesha festival. The programme was organised at Chamunda Mata Square in which hundreds of citizens along with several festival organising committees received eco friendly Ganesha idols free of cost.

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    Ganesh Chaturthi 2018: Bollywood bats for eco-friendly Ganpati celebration

    Mumbai: On the auspicious occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi, Bollywood celebrities vouched for eco-friendly celebration and urged everyone do the same. Bollywood veteran Nana Patekar hailed the eco-friendly celebration and said, “It is good that it has started now. It is better late than never.” “By taking eco-friendly steps, we are not doing any favour to anyone, but in turn, we are taking care of ourselves. This is

  • Indore: Ganesha idols on sale represent diverse Indian culture

    The designers of Ganesha idols have taken a step ahead from simple identification like an elephant face, big stomach, little feet, grand ears, one broken tusk and beautifully crafted almond eyes. Some vendors have brought idols from Pune, which represent Maharashtra-styled ‘Vinayak’ with traditional headgear known as ‘pheta’ (turban).

  • Indore: Temporary ponds to be set up for immersion of Ganesha idols

    In a bid to prevent water bodies from getting polluted, Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) has chalked out an eco friendly plan for immersion of Lord Ganesha’s idols. “We have decided to set up temporary kunds (small, artificial ponds) across the city for immersion of idols,” said IMC water works incharge Balram Verma. The civic body has planned to set up ponds at 100 places in city including IMC head office, zonal offices,

  • Go green this Ganeshotsav, says activist

    Mumbai : The perception of devotees should change, more of them should celebrate an eco-friendly Ganeshotsav, says environmentalist and founder Arvind Hosalkar of the Maitrayee Foundation, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), which creates awareness on eco-friendly festivities in Mumbai. The Indian freedom fighter Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak turned Ganesh Chaturthi from a private celebration to a grand public event, to bring people together and enlighten them about the struggle against British rule. But now,

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    Ganesh Chaturthi 2018: From Sprouts Ganesha to Tree Ganesha, 5 places in Mumbai to book your Green Ganesha

    Mumbai has already started gearing up for one of its most awaited festivals, ‘Ganesh Chaturthi’. Many NGOs have been promoting the need for celebrating the festival in an eco-friendly manner. With increasing environmental awareness more and more people are joining the eco-friendly bandwagon by bringing home Green Ganesha. The use of chemical colours and Plaster of Paris (PoP) for making Ganesha idols comes with a lot of environmental hazards. If you want

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    Check out these unique places to book your Green Ganesha

    Ganesh Chaturthi is just around the corner and getting a Green Ganesha is becoming the trend every year. Many organisations are coming up with unique eco-friendly idols that dissolve in the water without polluting it with toxins. If you want to join the eco-friendly bandwagon and want to go green, here is the list to book one.