Ganesh Festival in Pune

Ganesh Festival in Pune

Pune Festival opens amidst fanfare

Pune: The 23rd Pune Festival was inaugurated amidst much fanfare by filmmaker Subhash Ghai at the Ganesh Kala Krida Rangmanch on Friday evening. Also present on the occasion were minister for forests Patangrao Kadam and minister...

Special seurity arrangements around Dagdusheth Temple

The city police are specially focusing on security around Dagdusheth Halwai Ganpati temple, known to be the biggest attraction during the Ganpati festival in Pune. The religious place is suspected to be on the...

14 ghats adopted for Lord Ganesha immersion in Pune

PUNE: A social organisation, eCoexist, has joined hands with the SWaCH cooperative to 'adopt a ghat' during idol immersion this Ganesh festival. So far, three corporates have adopted 14 ghats (river banks used for...

Much awarded Ganesh Mandal of Pune keeps Tilak tradition alive

Located in Sahakarnagar bylanes, Aranyeshwar Mandal is one of the few Ganesh mandals that still uphold the tradition started by Bal Gangadhar Tilak of using it as a platform to spread social message and...

Kasba Ganpati Road chokes in road works, heavy traffic

TNN  Pune: If you are planning to visit the Kasba Ganpati, make sure you have enough time in hand to wait at the traffic jams. For the ongoing concretisation work on a 300 metre portion...

A Ganapati mandal run by sex workers, eunuchs

At the Vaibhav Mitra Mandal, aartis and poojas have been performed by sex workers and eunuchs since it began celebrating Ganeshotsav in 1968. All castes and religions enthusiastically take part in the celebrations. The Ganapati...

31,000 throng Pune's Dagduseth Halwai pandal for Atharvasheersh Pathan at

As many as 31,000 women thronged the narrow lanes in front of the Dagdusheth Halwai Ganpati pandals as early as 5 am on the second day of the Ganesh festival this year. The streets...

Must see Sarvajanik Ganapati pandals in Pune

Akhil Mandai Ganapati Trust is one of the immensely important Mandals in Pune. Words don’t suffice to describe the beauty of the idol of Lord Ganesh and Goddess Sharada sitting on the swing. The...

Ganpati of Peshwa's

Vinayakrao Peshwa -- the 9th descendant of the historic Peshwa dynasty who built the seven-storeyed Shaniwarwada -- lives in a bungalow named 'Raghunath' off Prabhat Road. Along with wife Jaimangala and son Pushkar, he...
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