Idol makers took inspiration from the Prabhas Baahubali craze that has gripped the nation and recreated the popular Lord Ganesha in the iconic poses of Amarendra Baahubali, much to the delight of fans.
The immersion processions of Ganesh idols had begun yesterday amidst much fanfare and tight security, marking culmination of the Ganesh festival that began on August 25.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan visited Lalbaugcha Raja — Mumbai’s popular puja pandal — to offer prayers to Lord Ganesha with husband Abhishek Bachchan. The actress looked spectacular in a bridal red Sabyasachi sari replete with gold embroidery and matching bindi.
This year, we’ve stood witness to the happy sights of people from different communities coming together to celebrate each others’ festivals. Be in Muslims doing aarti on Ganesh Chaturthi or Sikhs inviting Muslims into their gurudwaras to offer namaz.
Lalbaugcha Raja, too, was set up on a pedestal and hence remained safe. Organisers said the heavy rain on Tuesday failed to stop the rush of devotees.
While Mumbaikars grapple with torrential rains during Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations, and yet devotees have been braving all odds to perform the Ganpati Visarjan. Thousands of kilometres on the other side of the globe, Indians and Spanish people have come together to welcome, celebrate and now bid farewell to Ganpati Bappa with much fanfare.
“All readings were taken in the extended time period of 10 pm to 12 am in residential areas having educational institutions, hospitals, religious places and courts,” said Sumaira Abdulali, founder of Awaaz foundation and an anti-noise pollution activist.
Reminiscing some of her “old, sweet memories”, Renuka Shahane poured out her heart and wrote about her Ganesh Chaturthi experiences from the yesteryears. She also recalled how she, in her innocence, mistook Lord Ganesha to be a Maharashtrian and was shocked to find out that “he was Hindi too”.
People usually decorate their houses and pray to God for good health, wealth and prosperity on Ganesh Chaturthi. Wondering how to give an unusual twist to your decorations this year? Look no further, here are quick six ideas that will help you get an enchanting look.
Ganesh Chaturthi is incomplete without Modaks. This year, celebrate the joviality in the air with these delectable recipes.
Happy Ganesh Chaturthi 2017! Here are some lovely SMSes, messages, Facebook and WhatsApp greetings to wish your near and dear ones a healthy and prosperous life.
This is not the first time a minister has come forward to highlight the benefits of environment-friendly idols. Last year in an address to the nation on Mann Ki Baat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi too urged people to use natural clay idols.
The Srimant Bhausaheb Rangari Ganapati Trust, said to be among the first three Ganesh mandals, claims it was not Tilak but Bhausaheb Laxman Jawale alias Bhau Rangari who organised the festival in a public format for the first time in 1892.
The Yuvak Utkarsh Mandal has created a nine-minute skit using miniature figures asking people to avoid liquor. The pandal is set up near gate number six in Malvani, Malad.
With the 10-day Ganesh festival, hospitals and nursing homes are finding it increasingly difficult to ensure comfort for patients.