Ganesh Festival in Tamilnadu

Ganesh Festival in Tamilnadu

Chennai's Coconut Ganesha sends a ‘green’ signal

CHENNAI: The sparkling hues of vermillion and turmeric, garlands of shredded grass and ribbons of sliced coconuts adorn this eco-friendly idol of Lord Vinayaka in T Nagar. For the last 12 years, the organisers...

No idling for these idol makers of Chennai

Having a sustained conversation with Nayanar at his stall of Ganapathi idols in an encyclopaedia of sizes, hues and textures located off the bylanes of Purasawalkam, seems difficult, thanks to an incessant stream of...

Lord Ganesha goes eco-friendly in Chennai

Chennai: There is always an innate magnetic pull towards  Mushika Vahanan who has occupied a place in the hearts of elders and children alike. With September 9 fast approaching,  people are gearing up to celebrate  Vinayaka...

These idol-makers shape the clay that millions worship

S Kowshik, a class 1 student of a private city school is squatting inside a room full of Vinayaka idols that are to be despatched to various households in Coimbatore Tirupur, Erode and even...

Tamil Nadu celebrates the birth of Lord Ganesha with fervour

Vinayaka Chaturthi, the birthday of Hindu god Ganesha, was celebrated with religious fervour in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday. Special pujas were performed at various temples across the state. In some temples 'Ganapathy Homam', a ritual seeking peace...

Struggles of the idol makers

Kosapet slowly losing ground as the hub of clay idols Heads are bent low, there is constant kneading of clay and fingers keep working on small figurines. Braving the hot sun or a sudden downpour...

Chennai: Ganeshas gear up for ultimate showcase

To have one god staring down on you can be unnerving enough. That’s what makes a trip to the lanes of Kosapet worth a visit. Every nook, cranny and empty space along the narrow...

Family of sculptors brings Ganesha to life in Chennai

A row of large statues of Ganesha, finely crafted and exuding an air of benevolence, fills one side of the tent that is home to 53-year-old Mularam and his family. The statues are meant for...

It’s Ganesh idol’s turn to become eco-friendly in Chennai

With the increasing contamination of water bodies, the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) has asked artisans to use clay and water-based colours instead of harmful materials and paints to make idols this Ganesh...

Ganesha in Making in Coimbatore

S. Saravana Kumar of Rajavalli Shanmugam Arts is a busy man, now that Vinayagar Chathurthi is here Off the Ukkadam tank, in a dusty by-lane lined with godowns, is a room packed with colourful Ganesha...
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