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Ganesh idols


Mumbai: Body of third youth who drowned during idol immersion at Versova beach found

September 21, 2021 5:37 pm

“The spot where the incident occurred is not an immersion point, otherwise there would have been security posting,” said a police officer.

Hyderabad: SC allows immersion of Ganesh idols made of PoP in Hussain Sagar lake this year

September 16, 2021 2:44 pm

A bench of Chief Justice N V Ramana and Suraya Kant clarified that this is the last time it was allowing the same and that alternate preparations should be made from next year.

Pune: Mobile vans for eco-friendly Ganesh visarjan

September 14, 2021 8:00 am

The van -- installed with an eco-friendly pond -- will ferry around the city on the main immersion days during the ongoing 10-day festival.

In rural areas, 170 vehicles collect over 51,000 Ganesha idols; public installations down by 70%

September 04, 2020 8:07 am

To celebrate Ganesh festival this year, in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, the state government and local bodies had issued directives for safe conduct of the festivities focusing on minimising movement.

167 artificial ponds for immersion of Ganpati idols

August 13, 2020 9:26 am

Civic officials said that they want residents to use their nearest artificial ponds for visarjan and take out small processions with a few people to ensure social distancing.

Centre revokes PoP ban after protests by idol makers

May 23, 2020 2:39 am

“The ban on PoP for the Ganesh idol has been postponed for one year. This will not harm those artisans who have already made their idols this year,” Javadekar tweeted Friday. Idol makers, however, were directed to avoid the use of chemicals and dyes as much as possible this year

Gujarat: Ganesh idol damaged in Surat pandal, 5 arrested

September 23, 2018 4:15 am

According to police, the incident took place around 1 am on Friday after an argument between two groups.

Ganesh Chaturthi: Meet the industrious idol makers of CR Park

September 13, 2018 1:18 pm

Battling harsh working conditions, the artisans struggle to make ends meet. This is another reason why the interest of the younger generation in creating larger-than-life idols of gods is diminishing.

Mandals express reservations over new guidelines on idols & immersion routes

August 12, 2018 8:54 am

In a July meeting, the Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC) had asked 40 mandals in the city to opt for fibre idols as plaster of paris harms the aquatic life.

Mumbai: Ganesh mandals say levy of GST, thermocol ban increasing cost

July 24, 2018 1:25 am

Not only have Ganesh idols become more expensive, mandals will also have to pay a higher tax to hire decorators. Due to GST, the cost of idols has surged by 18 per cent to 20 percent this year.


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.

Ganesh Visarjan begins

August 31, 2014 1:01 pm

Devotees of Lord Ganesh started to immerse Ganesh idols on the second day of Ganesh Chaturthi.