On the last day, 42,935 Ganesh idols were immersed, according to data available with the BMC. (Pradeep Kacharekar) This year, the city witnessed a noisy send-off for Ganpati, with noise levels reaching up to 99 decibels (dB) (peak) at Borivali on ... Indian Express, 2 weeks ago
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Not everything the devotees consigned to the sea on Monday at the end of the 11-day Ganpati festival is retained, a lot of it is in fact comes washing up in the tide. Paloma Sharma/Rediff.com speaks to the volunteers involved in the clean-up. Fifteen-year-old Kavya Panavalasa looks satisfied with her efforts as she dusts the sand off her neatly ironed red tee shirt. "We've been here since morning," she says. Kavya, a student of Vibgyor's Class X, is one of the bus loads of students helping the ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
In a tiny lane that leads away from Worli Naka, central Mumbai, on a rainy Thursday evening, members of Patil family are busy making last minute preparations for the visarjan (immersion) of Gauri and Ganapati. Nandu Patil, who is the eldest in the family, is hosting the celebrations with his wife Sulochana. "The visarjan is a very emotional moment for us," says Sulochana solemnly, as she explains the significance of the Goddess. Devotees select a Gauri murti to take home. Photograph: Hitesh ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
Mahim, a central suburb of Mumbai, is a place of many religions. The sarvajanik (community) Ganpati celebrations (catch our coverage here) serve a special purpose in the multi-community Navjivan Society. It brings the entire community together, with their best smiles and their best clothes, for a celebration that is not only about religion. And more about community bonding. Text: Paloma Sharma/Rediff.comPhotographs: Sonil Dedhia/Rediff.com Clay Ganpatis made by the children of Navjivan ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
While Lord Ganesha is the most talked about God this season, on Tuesday, it will be his mother, Gauri, who is grab all the attention. She will be present in everyone's homes today, sitting right beside her son. Unlike Ganesha, who is a guest, Gauri is ...DNA, 4 weeks ago Showers dampen Ganesh festivities Times of India, 4 weeks ago 8 days to Ganeshotsav...Mandals asked not to dig up roads Sakaal Times, 1 month ago 13 days to Ganeshotsav...You simply cannot miss these mandals! Sakaal Times, 1 month ago
Ganpati Bappa is happily ensconced in your homes and hearts, but there are many Nagpurian homes, which are now poised to welcome Goddess Jyeshtha and Kanishtha Gauri, along with their children, to their abodes. Their three-day stay in Nagpurian ...Times of India, 4 weeks ago
Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif made a grand couple entry at Karan Johar's residence for his Ganpati celebrations. While Ranbir took to the wheel this time, Katrina, took the front seat next to her alleged beau. Their driver was seated at the back.Pink Villa, 4 weeks ago
Paloma Sharma/Rediff.com discovers a group of murti (idol) sellers in Mumbai for whom life comes to a halt with visarjan (immersion). Past the garish posters of political parties and the patches of lush greenery that threaten to collide with the asphalt, a few metres ahead of Kurar village in Kandivali east (north Mumbai), a long line of tents have suddenly disappeared. The few that are still standing are in the process of wrapping up their wares and vanishing as abruptly as they ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
They live on the road under a temporary, plastic roof. But, for 11 days, Lord Ganesha finds a home in their abode, discovers Sonil Dedhia/Rediff.com. The sun is ready to set but the street that faces Mahim railway station in central Mumbai is bursting with people, sounds and vibrant colours. Open-topped tempos and trucks zip through, and the young men standing in them whistle and cheer as they bid farewell to the elephant-headed God Ganesha. September 6 was the one of the auspicious occasions ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago The Ganeshotsav festival's biggest tragedy! Rediff.com, 4 weeks ago
People from all over Maharashtra come to watch the Shivgarjana dhol-tasha band in action. Paloma Sharma/Rediff.com find out why. As is habitual of fireworks during the festival season, one suddenly goes off somewhere on the busy street, in the middle of the day, sending hundreds of pigeons fleeing for the sky. There are so many of them that they could block the sun, and while this may seem like a wondrous phenomenon to one who is witnessing it for the first time, it is part of everyday life for ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
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