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Monday, May 25, 2020

Ganesh Chaturthi


Environment Ministry allows use of plaster of paris for Ganesh Chaturthi, Durga Puja idols for a year

May 22, 2020 10:12 pm

"We have received many representations from organisations saying that idols had already been made and huge losses would be incurred if this regulation were implemented now. Taking special cognizance of the matter, the Ministry has decided to postpone the regulation to next year," said a ministry official. 

Pune: Three-day Ganpati photo exhibition ‘Bappagraphy’ from September 27

September 18, 2019 4:20 am

The competition is held in two categories — Amateur & Professional. Interested photographers are required to register and submit their original photos on or before September 20.

‘Green’ goodbye: Waste pickers’ cooperative collects 118 tonnes of nirmalya, diverts 31,000 idols in Pune

September 15, 2019 9:18 am

Last year too, the cooperative monitored the ghats during visarjan and collected 121 tonnes of nirmalya along with diverting 4,200 idols.

12,000 more Ganesh idols were immersed in PMC facilities this year

September 14, 2019 10:47 am

In 2018, at least 2,47,345 Ganesh idols were immersed in artificial water tanks, while 2,22,164 were immersed in 2017 and 2,00,698 in 2016.

Pune: Visually challenged students celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi

September 12, 2019 8:58 am

The immersion procession started at Kumthekar Road and culminated at the Deccan, according to a press release issued by Rahul Deshmukh, the president of NAWPC. 

Pune: From Mayur rath to planting saplings, mandals bid grand farewell to Ganpati

September 12, 2019 8:04 am

To avoid pollution of natural water bodies, the Tulshibaug Ganpati is going to be immersed in an eco-friendly tank.

Six children enacting Ganesh Chaturthi drown in tank in Karnataka

September 10, 2019 10:44 pm

As Tuesday was a holiday for schools on account of Moharram, the children of Maradaghatta, about 100 km from here, in the 11-14 age group, chose to play by making a Ganesha idol and immerse it.

Treat your kids to modaks with these easy recipes

September 10, 2019 1:02 pm

Say goodbye to Lord Ganesha by preparing his favourite modaks with these simple recipes.

PM Modi in Mumbai: Avoid water pollution during immersion of Ganesh idols

September 07, 2019 2:02 pm

"Just like Lokmanya Tilak had said that 'Swarajya' is my birth right. As we are approaching 75 years of our independence, we should say 'surajya' is our duty," the prime minister said.

PM Modi takes darshan of Lord Ganesh in Mumbai suburb

September 07, 2019 1:41 pm

Modi, who is one a one-day visit to Maharashtra, took darshan of Lord Ganesh at the Lokmanya Seva Sangh as part of the ongoing Ganesh festival.


Ganpati Visarjan 2019: Devotees bid farewell to Bappa on Anant Chaturdashi

September 12, 2019 10:14 pm

Anant Chaturthi, the festival which marks the end of the 10-day long Ganesha Festival, draws a huge crowd of devotees. Mumbai is popular for hosting some of the most famous Ganpati festivals and mandals.

Eco-friendly ganpati idols are winning hearts this Ganesh Chaturthi; see pics

September 10, 2019 6:48 am

True to the spirit of the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi that stands for togetherness and sustainability, many eco-friendly ganapatis have been created for this year's celebrations which will end on September 12 with "visarjan" of Ganesha idols. Notably, growing environmental concerns have led to the innovation of eco-friendly Ganesha idols — from coconut to chocolates, there are a whole range of ingredients that are being creatively used to fashion idols that are not just beautiful, but also sustainable. Here's a look at the most popular ones this year.

Shilpa Shetty, Sonali Bendre celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi; see pics

September 03, 2019 4:55 pm

Every year celebrities bring the idol home and celebrate the festival with friends and families. From Shilpa Shetty to Sonali Bendre, stars are busy celebrating the 10-day long Ganesh Mahotsatsav and while at it, also giving us major fashion goals.

Alia Bhatt, Ranbir Kapoor, Katrina Kaif and others attend Ambani's Ganesh Chaturthi celebration

September 03, 2019 8:23 am

On Monday night, the Ambanis threw a big bash to mark the auspicious occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi. Here's everyone who attended the celebration.

Salman Khan, Sunny Leone, Govinda and others welcome Lord Ganesha

September 03, 2019 8:16 am

Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations have begun in B-town. Salman Khan, Sunny Leone, Govinda, Suniel Shetty, Vivek Oberoi, Sonu Sood and others were spotted welcoming Lord Ganesha.

Ganesh Chaturthi 2019: India welcomes Ganpati Bappa

September 03, 2019 8:16 am

Ganesh Chaturthi or Vinayaka Chaturthi is a 10-day-festival celebrated to honour the birth of Ganesha. This year, the festival begins from September 2 and ends with 'visarjan' on September 12.

Different shades of Ganesh

September 02, 2019 9:30 pm

Continuing the bit of creativity into the celebrations of Ganpati festival, various pandals in Mumbai have used out of the box materials to create a depiction of the deity.

Days before Ganesh Chaturthi, a vist to Kumartuli, Kolkata's potter colony

August 29, 2019 10:24 pm

Kumartuli, the idol-making hub of Kolkata is gearing up for the upcoming festive season. From Ganesh Chaturthi to Vishwakarma Puja and Durga Puja, it is now the busiest moment of the season.

India gears up for Ganesh Chaturthi

August 26, 2019 2:22 pm

Ganesh Chaturthi, also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi, marks the birth of Lord Ganesha. This auspicious festival is observed in the month of Bhadra, according to the Hindu calendar. This year, it will be celebrated on September 2.

Ganpati Visarjan: Ganesh Chaturthi comes to an end as idols immersed across India

September 25, 2018 8:09 am

Thousands of people gather to bid farewell to their beloved Ganesha on the eve of Ganesh Chaturthi.


A glimpse of people's Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations from across the country

September 13, 2018 3:02 pm

People across the country brought home the idols of god Ganesha to mark the beginning of the Ganesh Chaturthi festival. Here is a glimpse of celebrations from several cities.