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    Ganesh Chaturthi 2018: Bhiwandi mandal replicates Mathura’s Radha Krishna temple

    Bhiwandi: Every year, Bhiwandi’s famous Dhamankar Naka Mitra Mandal Ganesh Mandal comes up with interesting backdrops for its pandals, inspired by movie sets, temples and palaces. Last year, the pandal had a Bahubali setting, which proved to be a huge draw. This time, it has replicated Mathura’s Radha Krishna temple. The mandal’s private security personnel and local police have been deployed to handle the crowds.

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    Mumbai: 6-feet long agarbattis donated to popular Ganesh mandals

    Mumbai: On the auspicious occasion of Ganeshotsav, Maharashtra’s favourite festival, Madhya Pradesh based agarbatti company Zed Black has reached out to lakhs of devotees by donating 6ft long mega agarbattis to various Ganesh Mandals across the city of Mumbai. Popular Ganesh Mandals like Mumbaicha Raja (Ganesh Galli), Tejukaya Mansion (One of the oldest in Mumbai), Parelcha Raja (Nare Park), Shri Datta Mandir Ganeshotsav Mandal (Girgaum, Thakurdwar) and Panchaganga Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandal, Parel

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    Ganesh Chaturthi 2018: Mumbai bids adieu to more than 45,000 Ganeshas idols

    Mumbai: More than 45,000 Ganesha idols were immersed on the fifth day of Ganesh Chaturthi across the city. Mumbaikars bade goodbyes to a total of 45,418 Ganpati idols on Monday. The figures are as of 9 pm.  According to the civic body officials, more idols are being diverted into artificial ponds this year.

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    Ganesh Chaturthi 2018: Ganesh mandals support ‘pothole cause’

    Mumbai: Ganesh Chaturthi is being celebrated with great enthusiasm and zeal all over the city. Every year, mandals highlight social issues to spread awareness among people. This year, potholes on Mumbai roads have been on the minds of many mandals and they have supported the initiative spearheaded by Navin Lade, who hopes to get Mumbai’s name in the record books as the city with the most potholes.

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    Ganesh Chaturthi 2018: Donate stationery for tribals at mandals

    Mumbai: Now, donate a stationery item, every time you seek the blessings of a sarvajanik Ganpati. With Ganesh mandals raking in lakhs of rupees during every festival, this time an innovative idea has been initiated by Team Parivartan, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) which works for the poor and tribals. The volunteers across Maharashtra have requested Ganeshotsav mandals across the state to place a stationery collection box next to the donation boxes.

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    Denied BMC nod, yet many pandals come up

    Mumbai: Even though the BMC has denied permission to almost 300 mandals in the city, some Ganesh mandals have started erecting pandals nonetheless. Mayor Vishwanath Mahadeshwar was to intervene in the matter at a meeting on Monday with the Brihanmumbai Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Samanvay Samiti (BSGSS), the umbrella body of all the city mandals. However, the meeting was called off. “We did not receive any call. As a result, mandals will continue with

  • Ganeshotsav: Pandals get time until August 31 for civic permission

    Mumbai: Ganesh mandals have three more days to seek the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s permission to set up pandals – until August 31. The extension is being offered after the inconvenience caused to several organisers during process online filing of the application, introduced for the first time this year by the BMC. The idea of providing hassle-free service to mandals was hit with hurdles in the initial few days. However, the online glitches

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    Kerala Floods: Ganesh Mandals from Mumbai contribute to help flood-ridden Kerala

    Mumbai: The umbrella body of all Ganpati mandals in the city has urged its members to provide all manner of assistance to flood-affected Kerala. After the Brihanmumbai Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Samanvay Samiti (BSGSS) made an appeal on Monday, many mandals have come forward to help Kerala get back on its feet.  “The response has been great considering it has been just a day since the appeal. The mandals have responded positively and immediately

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    Ganeshotsav 2018: For four days, Ganesh mandals get permission to use loudspeakers until midnight

    Mumbai: With Ganesh Chaturthi drawing close, mandals have glad tidings. The umbrella body of all Ganesh mandals has successfully acquired permission for devotees to use loudspeakers until midnight for four days. These four days will be September 14, September 17, September 22 and September 23. Ganeshotsav will be celebrated from September 13 to September 23.

  • Jai Ganesha! Now, BMC to accept offline permissions

    Mumbai : Caught in the rigmarole of Ganesh Chaturthi pandal permissions and online glitches, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has now decided to accept offline applications from those seeking permission for the festival. The application forms, however, will be provided online.

  • Mumbai Plastic Ban: BMC allows use of plastic to cover Ganesh idols in rain

    Mumbai: At a meeting with the umbrella body of Ganesh mandals across the city, the BMC has decided to allow use of plastic for ‘aagman’ and ‘visarjan’ in order to shield idols from rain. The members of the Brihanmumbai Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Samanvay Samiti (BSGSS) on Thursday met BMC officials and voiced their demands and suggestions.

  • Mumbai: Meet Mowgli, Sher Khan at Andheri home pandal

    Mumbai: Ganesh mandals go crazy during the Ganpati festival in decking up their pandals with extravagant themes to attract devotees but now even households Ganpatis have jumped into the bandwagon. Giving a tough fight to mandal Ganpatis, Udaykumar Singh family who stays at Jiten building, D N Nagar Andheri from past 39 years, is celebrating the festival with a seven-foot tall idol not in their home but in the building parking lawn

  • Mumbai: Did Amit Shah skip CM’s Ganpati pandal to send a message?

    Mumbai: The relation between Amit Shah, the national president of the Bharatiya Janata Party and Devendra Fadnavis, the Maharashtra chief minister, is said to be tense. Rumour mills started working overtime after Shah gave a Ganesh puja organised by the chief minister a miss.

  • Lekhani art in Ganesh idol decoration is a diminishing form in Mumbai city

    Mumbai: The 11-day festival of Ganeshtosav is celebrated with great spirit in all over the state. The craze of the festival is so much that in Mumbai itself there are around 11,000 Ganesh mandals, including small household Ganpatis. Ganpati mandals are often seen competing with each other over who gets the credit of bringing most beautiful idol and same is the story with the household Ganpatis. Therefore, the idols are selected on

  • Mumbai: Noise levels beat last year’s Ganesh visarjan

    Mumbai: Noise on Ganesh Visarjan which is of one-and-half day duration are beyond any permissible noise levels. Having shown no faith in the division bench of Justice Abhay Oka and Justice Riyaz Chagla, the state government had termed Justice Oka “biased” and rejected the high court ruling against noise pollution. As a result, the Ganesh mandals got no restrictions in their celebrations.

  • Mumbai: Ganesh mandals promise Charity Commissioner to repair potholes

    Mumbai: Office-bearers of major Ganesh mandals in Maharashtra today assured the state charity commissioner Shivkumar Dige that they will repair potholes in their areas and also undertake several other social welfare initiatives in the ensuing festive season.