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  • Ganesh Chaturthi 2018: From Aishwarya Rai Bachchan to Parineeti Chopra, Bollywood celebs seek bappa’s blessings, see pictures and videos

    It is the time of the year when people gear up to welcome Lord Ganesha – the God of wisdom. The 11-day festival is filled with devotion, fun, and love. Despite their hectic schedule, a lot of Bollywood celebrities welcome ‘bappa’ to their home and seek his blessings, while most of them visit pandals including Lalbaugcha Raja, Andheri cha Raja, Ganesh Galli Mumbai cha Raja and Chinchpokli Chintamani, among others. Celebrities like

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    Ganesh Chaturthi 2018: Know your Bappa better

    We are well into the Ganpati festival and the fun looks unstoppable. From performing rituals to eating modaks, from visiting famous pandals to dancing with friends, from dressing up to playing with colours, these 10 days hold immense joy and significance. Here are a few myths around everyone’s favourite Ganesha, that not all are aware of…

  • Manohar Parrikar steps out of hospital to join Ganesh festival at home

    Panaji: Ailing Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday evening left a private hospital, where he was admitted for the last two days, to attend Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations at his ancestral home in Parra village, located about 10 km from Panaji.

  • Ganesh Chaturthi 2018: Amit Shah offers prayers to Lord Ganesh in Mumbai

    Mumbai: BJP president Amit Shah Friday offered prayers to Lord Ganesh at various places in Mumbai as part of the ongoing 10-day Ganesh festival. Shah and his wife arrived in the city post-noon and were received at the airport by the party’s city unit chief Ashish Shelar. The BJP chief visited a Ganpati mandal in Bandra, headed by Shelar, to have ‘darshan’ of Lord Ganesh. The mandal’s decoration theme this year is based on the

  • Ganesh Chaturthi 2018: From chocolates to SRK pose, these 8 offbeat Ganeshas will make your day

    The much loved and most celebrated Ganesh festival, Ganesh Chaturthi 2018, has finally kicked off around the country with fervour. The festival began with devotees, mostly attired in traditional clothes, bringing colourfully-crafted idols of the Ganesha in their homes and pandals and installing them amid chants of ‘Ganapati bappa moraya’.

  • Bhopal: Ganeshotsav gets grandeur with each passing year

    From six to 18-foot tall idols of Lord Ganesha can be seen at major puja pandals in the city during the ten-day festival. Some of the idols have been installed on silver throne and a few others on Suryarath (Sun Chariot), moon and the universe. Besides the size of the idols, its ornamentation (Shringar) will be a major attraction. At several pandals, the ornaments will be changed daily while at some places

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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

  • Ganesh Chaturthi 2018: 580 kg ‘laddu’ offered to Lord Ganesha in Hyderabad

    Hyderabad: A “laddu” weighing about 580 kg, known as “maha prasadam”, was offered to the idol of Lord Ganesha installed at the Film Nagar Daiva Sannidhanam (Temple Complex) here on Thursday. The sweetmeat was prepared by Suruchi Food at Tapeswaram in East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh. “The laddu, which costs about Rs three lakh, will be offered to the devotees on the third day after performing puja,” Uppalapati Ramabhadra Raju, spokesperson of Suruchi

  • PM Narendra Modi greets everyone on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday wished the nation on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi. “Greetings on the auspicious occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi,” the Prime Minister wrote on Twitter. The Hindu festival is dedicated to the Lord of new beginnings, Ganesha.

  • Ganesh festival kicks off in Maharashtra with fervour

    Mumbai: The ten-day long Ganesh festival kicked off with zeal and fervour across Maharashtra Thursday. The festival began with devotees, mostly attired in traditional clothes, bringing colourfully-crafted idols of the elephant-headed God in their homes and pandals and installing them amid chants of ‘Ganapati bappa moraya’, beating of drums and and sprinkling of ‘gulal’ (red coloured powder).

  • Bhopal: Devotees all set to welcome Lord Ganesha

    Bhopal is all set to celebrate 10-day Ganesha utsav beginning from Thursday. Free Press spoke to some people from Marashtrian community in the city to learn about the significance of the fest and their plans for celebrations. They said that it is the biggest festival for them. They said that great freedom fighter Lokmanya Gangadhar Tilak started it for national unity, but over the time it has become a catalyst for social

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    Happy homecoming!

    This Ganesh Chaturthi know a little more about the festival and celebrate it wisely, writes SHIKHA JAIN

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    Ganesh Chaturthi 2018: 4 short stories about Lord Ganesha we all need to know

    Ganesh Chaturthi, also known as Vinayak Chaturthi, is celebrated in honour of Lord Ganesha with much fervour across the globe, especially in India. He is known as the God of beginnings and is believed to be the remover of obstacles. The festival starts on the fourth day of Hindu lunisolar calendar month Bhadrapada, which falls in the month of August or September of the Gregorian calendar. In 2018, Ganesh Chaturthi falls on