Ganesh Festival in Karnataka

Ganesh Festival in Karnataka

The best idol minds, all the way from Bengal

Ganesh idols in various guises — there’s Bal Ganesh, and one, with its trunk morphing into a dove, symbolising peace — are parked at Chandrashekar Pal’s workshop off Nandidurg Road, waiting for a final...

Ganesha idols to cost more this year in Belgaum

This year, you will have to pay more for Ganesha idols. A hike in the price of paint and other materials will work out to a rise of 15-20% in the price of an idol. In Belgaum,...

Feminine touch lends elegance to Lord Ganesha idols

Artsites who make Lord Ganesha idols are usually men but the idols made by the Ponarkar family in Hubli get an elegant feminine touch. It is the women of the family who have been making Ganesha idols...

Here, Ganesha knows no barriers

Diwali celebrations usually know no religious boundaries as people of all communities join in bursting crackers and enjoying the sweets that accompany them. But in this tiny hamlet of Korlahalli in Gadag district in Karnataka,...

Spiderman to Eega: Namma-style Ganeshas in Bangalore

As Ganesh Chaturthi draws closer, the markets are reverberating with the sounds of skilled idol makers giving the final, finishing touches to the lovable, elephant god which is visible on every alley and bylane,...

Gowri’s Ganesha to be the star attraction in Belgaum

While most of us have built sand castles, here is an artist who scoops fistfuls of wet sand and creates beautiful sculptures. An eco-friendly Ganesha, moulded by Mysore-based sand artist Gowri MN, will be...

Ganesha idols made in Mangalore cross seas

Come Ganesh Chaturthi, this household in Mangalore will be buzzing with activities. They have been making eco-friendly Ganesha idols for devotees without charging a penny for the past 83 years. Brothers Prabhakar Rao, Ramachandra Rao...

‘Hubli Ka Raja’ to be the tallest Ganesha idol in state

The commercial city, which is also famous for grandeur of Ganesha festival, is all set to install ‘Hubli Ka Raja,’ a 23-foot Ganesha idol believed to be tallest in the state, for this years’...

For Mahouts & Kavadis, it’s business as usual on Ganesha Festival

By Kiran Kumar, Star of Mysore Basavanna's 'Work is worship' philosophy is very much seen here among the tribals taking care of Dasara elephants camped in the City Palace premises ever since they arrived here...

Pay Homage To Holy Ganesha At Bangalore's One And Only Dodda Ganesha Temple

Quietly nestled in the picturesque environs of Basavanagudi lies one of Bangalores most venerated religious sites, the Dodda Ganesha Temple. Located next to the equally revered Dodda Basavana Gudi Bull Temple the shrine is...
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