Ganesha Idol Makers

    Ganesha Idol Makers

    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...

    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...

    The gods are getting ready

    It’s been more than 17 years since Manik Paul, 42, an artisan from Kolkata, has celebrated Durga Puja with his family. Paul, who is an idol maker, comes to Delhi every year just after...

    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...

    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...

    Mysore Ganeshas are a hit abroad

    With Ganesha Chathurthi approaching, the demand for traditional Mysore-style Ganesha idols from NRIs is on the rise. The hand-made Mysore-style Ganesha is said to have distinct features, including a unique curvature to the trunk. The...

    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...

    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...

    Bengali artisans cater to Hyderabad's green idol demand

    The city's water bodies may get a significantly lesser dose of toxic paint and Plaster of Paris this Ganesh Chaturthi as the number of people opting for eco-friendly idols has gone up going by...
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