Ganesh Festival in Pune

Ganesh Festival in Pune

Piece by piece

Ananta Tilwalkar, artisan I have been working on the sets for Dagdusheth Halwai Ganpati for over 30 years. I first got a job on the payroll, through a friend. I have always worked with wood...

Ganeshotsav 2013: Homemade idols a rage this year in Pune

PUNE: With Ganeshotsav just around the corner, Manasi Kulkarni is busy preparing to get the 'bappa' home. However, she has made a slight change in the ritual. Instead of getting a ready idol from...

Host of events to mark silver jubilee celebrations of Pune Festival

Pune Festival is all set to feature a host of exciting events to mark its silver jubilee celebrations. The ten-day festival will kick off on September 9 at Ganesh Kala Krida Rangmanch. The festival will...

To reduce wait time, mandal proposes to precede the Manache

Traffic DCP says mandals moving out for immersion in the day, instead of in the evening, will reduce the entire time taken by at least five to six hours   The discontent over the long hours...

Pune Ganesh pandal that spreads awareness against child abuse

This Ganesh festival, the Sai Nath Mandal Trust at Budhwar Peth aims to spread awareness against child abuse. “Over these 10 days, we will conduct a variety of plays and an exhibition of posters...

Ganapati comes home to sounds of dhol tasha in Pune

Pune woke up to a day of celebrations as Ganapati 'Bappa' marched into the city amidst beating dhols and reverberating incantations of 'Ganapati bappa morya' on Wednesday. Yet, several parts of the city saw somewhat...

Woman carries on family legacy of painting 118-yr-old idol in Pune

In the winding bylanes of the old city, behind the Mahatma Phule Mandai, preparations are in full swing for the upcoming Ganesh festival. The excitement at the Akhil Mandai Mandal, however, is of a...

To spread green message, 600 children shape Ganesh out of clay

In the run-up to the Ganesh festival, 600-odd children have been literally getting hands-on experience at making the festival an environmental friendly one. They have been learning to make Ganpati idols using Shadu Mati’...

Peshwas celebrated with splendour

PUNE: The Ganeshotsav festival that we celebrate with so much fervour was an annual affair in Pune even during the Peshwa era. If the accounts of the festivities then are to be believed, the...

Ganesh Chaturti of Pune

Today Pune has the best kind of celebrations when festivals like Ganpati come and there are mandals which are built without digging the road and keeping the traffic and environment in mind. Pune has...
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