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Ganesh Chaturthi


BMC takes up drive to fix potholes before Ganesh festival

August 13, 2022 12:30 am

The decision came after Ganesh mandals in Mumbai met Municipal Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal on Wednesday and a review meeting for the festival was conducted by the administration afterwards.

Ganesh Chaturthi: Indian Railways announces 14 special trains

August 12, 2022 10:14 pm

Ganesh Chaturthi will be celebrated on August 31.

Goa sees rise in demand for small Ganesh idols, artists say Maharashtrians setting trend

August 08, 2022 1:42 am

Like Maharashtra, Goa has a rich tradition of celebrating the Ganesh festival, which is known as ‘Chovoth' here. This year, the festival will start on August 31

‘Clay idols don’t fetch enough’: Gulbai Tekra street comes alive ahead of festival

August 05, 2022 7:02 am

Vasuben who is among a group of idol-makers says clay idols tend to get damaged and a damaged idol is not used for worship.

Maharashtra: Cooperate with Ganesh mandals, Shinde tells admin, withdraws idol height curbs

July 22, 2022 7:32 am

Maharashtra has witnessed a muted Ganpati festivities for the last two years after the erstwhile Uddhav Thackeray-led government announced restrictions to curb the spread of Covid-19.

Height limits on Lord Ganesh idols removed

July 10, 2022 1:57 am

Last year, in view of the Covid-19 situation , the Gujarat government had put a restricted the height of idols in public places to four feet and height of idols installed at homes to two feet.

This Ganesh Chaturthi, clay recycling campaign to be launched in Pune, Pimpri-Chinchwad

July 06, 2022 11:49 am

In a collaborative effort, 12 organisations are coming together to launch the campaign to collect clay sludge during Ganesh Chaturthi and send it back to the artisans.

Ganesh festival: Must for people to immerse PoP idols in artificial lakes, says Mumbai civic body

July 05, 2022 3:12 pm

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation announced that there will be a complete ban on the PoP idols in the BMC's jurisdiction during the Ganesh festival in 2023.

Petition against AAP over Delhi govt’s Ganesh Chaturthi event, HC issues notice

September 20, 2021 7:06 pm

Senior advocate Rahul Mehra, representing the government, calls PIL politically motivated, asks court to dismiss it with costs.

'India’s Premier Security': Mumbai Police welcome Lord Ganesh as IPS officer, see photo

September 17, 2021 10:26 am

The 10-day festival is celebrated with much fervour and enthusiasm in the state but the mood has been subdued due to the pandemic. People, however, claimed the "cute idol" brought a smile to their face.


Ganpati visarjan: Devotees bid adieu to Lord Ganesha

September 19, 2021 6:30 pm

The 10-day long Ganesh Chaturthi festival comes to an end today with devotees bidding farewell to Lord Ganesha by immersing idols in water

In pictures: Indians celebrate the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi

September 10, 2021 6:47 pm

As the auspicious festival of Ganesh Chaturthi is around the corner, artisans gear up to finish the last stage of adorning Ganesh idols. According to Hindu customs, the festival marks the birth of the deity, hailed as the the God of Wisdom.

Festivals ahead: Social distancing goes for a toss as people throng markets

September 06, 2021 10:33 pm

Ahead of the festival season, the Union health ministry has cautioned people against attending mass gatherings and urged them to celebrate inside their homes.

Migrant exodus, protests, Covid lockdown: Best photos by Indian Express photographers in 2020

December 27, 2020 5:45 pm

Best photos from 2020: From the devastating Cyclone Nisarga to Covid pandemic, here we present the most powerful images that dominated the headlines this year.

How people celebrated Ganesh Chaturthi amid COVID-19 pandemic

August 23, 2020 7:47 pm

Like every year, vendors are selling colourful Ganesh idols, suitable for installation at home

'Online darshan, eco-friendly pandals': Ganesh Chaturthi in Covid times to be a low-key event

August 22, 2020 9:05 pm

Amidst the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Maharashtra government has urged people to celebrate Ganeshotsav, beginning from Saturday, in a low-key manner and avoid crowding.

Rithvik Dhanjani, Raqesh Bapat and Juhi Parmar gear up for Ganesh Chaturthi

August 21, 2020 7:36 am

Rithvik Dhanjani, Juhi Parmar and Raqesh Bapat took to their social media accounts to share photos and videos as they made their Ganpati Bappa at home for Ganesh Chaturthi.

How Mumbai is gearing up to celebrate Ganpati festival amid pandemic

July 26, 2020 3:19 pm

Ganpati celebrations in Maharashtra will be severely impacted by the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic especially in the city of Mumbai.

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.


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

June 22, 2020 6:16 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.