Ganesh Festival in Goa

    Ganesh Festival in Goa

    Goa Bans Use of PoP Ganesha Statues

    The Goa government has issued an advisory against the manufacture, sale and purchase of Lord Ganesh idols made of Plaster of Paris (PoP). The advisory also bans import of PoP idols to Goa from the...

    Celebrations on the Cumbharjua

    CUMBHARJUA: The green banks of the Cumbharjua canal under overcast skies turned into a riot of colours and pageantry as the villagers relived the decades-old Sangodd tradition on Wednesday. Flotillas of boats strung together and...

    331 items wins Sattari man matoli competition

    Rajendra P Kerkar KERI: The directorate of art and culture's annual state-level matoli competition for individual houses saw a drop in the number of participants this year, but a rise in the quality of the...

    Ganesh Chaturthi: All in the family

    Rajendra P Kerkar  Ganesh Chaturthi is when scattered family members flock to their ancestral paternal home, often in villages, to worship Lord Ganesha. The celebrations, in most households for five days, sees many an old house...

    Pernem's unique forms of Chaturthi

    Nilkanth Pednekar  Mandrem: In Pernem taluka's Chapora village, the Chodankar family will celebrate Chaturthi by installing and worshipping the idols of Shankar-Parvati (the father and mother of Lord Ganesha) instead of installing an idol of...

    Saffron group in Goa goes green for Ganesh Chaturthi

    Panaji: A saffron group has borrowed a tinge of green this year to drive home the message of a clean and environment friendly Ganesh Chaturthi in Goa with idols made of organic clay. Green organisations have...

    Chinese PoP Ganeshas in Goa

    The state authorities are aware of Chinese-made plaster of paris (PoP) Ganesh idols arriving in the market, and a strict vigil is being maintained on the state's borders, government officials said. "There have been reports...

    Goa set to welcome Ganesh Chaturthi in a greener way

    Environmentalists in Goa have began campaigning for an eco-friendly Ganesh festival in the coastal state this year. With Ganeshotsav getting increasingly modern and detrimental to the environment, green minds have started convincing people to celebrate...
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