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  • Ujjain: Stop splurging and being wasteful during Ganeshotsav, says idols collector

    Lord Ganesha is considered to be the deity of affluence and prosperity. With the arrival of Ganeshotsav markets become abuzz with acivities and every household invariably wear festive look. During this 10 days fest, many of Bappa’s followers try to outdo each other with pomp and splurge in order to showcase their absolute devotion and reverence. However, Om Prakash Gupta’s adoration for Lord of wisdom goes beyond this festival as he has

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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,

  • 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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  • Indore: Saying goodbye to special Ganesha was tough for them

    Indore: After 12 days of aarti, songs, sweets and ‘shringar’, curtains came down on Ganeshotsav with ‘visarjan’ of Ganesha on Anant Chaturdashi, ie onTuesday. While many households brought home eco-friendly idols, several organisations brought idol of mix blend that was immersed in nearby water bodies.

  • Indore: This Ganeshotsav was special for Shalimar Township residents

    Indore: With dance, music, fashion show and treasure hunt, residents of Shalimar Township concluded their 12-day Ganesha festival with joy on Tuesday. While their activities and celebrations throughout the festival made their life colourful, saying goodbye to Ganesha was painful.

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    Mumbai: Waste to be collected in sand pits at chowpattys’ during Ganesh visarjan

    Mumbai: Citizens, especially devotees of the Ganeshotsav, have claimed that the waste from the mobile toilets installed at various beaches for visarjan day are dumped into an open sand pit on the beach itself. The pits are then covered by sand and people walk on it without realising what lies underneath. This year the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) aims to treat the solid waste the next day itself.

  • Welcoming Lord Ganesha with the scent of spirituality

    The sense of smell has a strong association with spirituality across cultures. As we welcome Lord Ganesha into our homes, Mallika Iyer shares how the Vighnaharta is also associated with this human sense

  • Ganesh Chaturthi 2017: Bollywood celebs attend Mukesh Ambani’s Ganpati Puja

    Mumbai: Business tycoon Mukesh Ambani and his wife Nita Ambani hosted a Ganesh Puja on Friday night at their Mumbai residence to celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi. The businessman had invited many Bollywood celebs on this auspicious occasion. And no wonder, if Mr. Ambani invites anyone then there will be hardly any Bollywood star who won’t come to his house.

  • Ganesh Chaturthi 2017: Pictures from Mumbai’s famous Ganpati pandals

    Mumbai: Mumbai most favourite festival, Ganpati, is here. The excitement is highly visible as Mumbaikars participated in welcoming bappa with open hearts. From Baahubali theme to Gajraj Mahal, you will get to see all in famous Ganesh Pandals.

  • Ujjain: Lord Ganesha comes home to a lovable welcome

    Ujjain: Ujjain city welcomed ‘Vighnaharta’ or remover of obstacles, Lord Ganesha home on Friday with full fervour and devotion, marking the beginning of the ten day Ganesh Chathurthi celebrations. Ganesh ‘sthapana’ was done during the most auspicious time in the morning at various places in Ujjain. Markets were crowded with the young and old, out to buy idols, Ganesha’s favourite sweets modak and bundi laddoo, decorative and other worship items since early morning.

  • Lalbaugcha Raja 2017: All you need to know about Mumbai’s ‘King Ganesha’

    Mumbai: The most loved Ganesh mandal of Mumbai, Lalbaugcha Raja Sarvsajanik Ganeshotsav mandal revealed the first glimpse of idol on Monday. Thousands of devotees gathered together to get a first glimpse to Lalbaugcha Raja, which is celebrating 84th year this time. Here are some interesting facts.