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    Rajan’s Ganpati gift: Rs2-cr Hampi replica

    For the Ganeshotsav celebrations this year, the Sahyadri Krida Mandal of Tilak Nagar, Chembur, is erecting an exact replica of Hampi’s historical Vitthala temple for the astronomical sum of Rs2 crore — a record. The...

    BEST way to showcase your home ganpati

    In a first, BEST organises contest where commuters can air their home Ganesh idols on TV screens in buses Thane resident Anita Dongre is gearing up to put in her best efforts in decorating Lord...

    Lalbaugcha Raja's fervour building up

    As the entire Maharashtra has been set to celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi or Vinayaka Chaturthi Festival from Saturday, the famous Lalbaugcha Raja Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandal has made special arrangements for the devotees. This year devotees will...

    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...

    A Ganapati idol specially for the sport aficionados

    PUNE: They see the elephant God in everything, which explains why the Sanyunkta Prasad Mandal displays Ganapati idols made of the most unusual ingredients: from automobile parts to musical instruments to even sports equipment....

    Plaster of Paris price up, pay 60% more for Ganesh idols

    Ganpati celebrations this year are set to get costlier with the price of idols rising by at least 60 per cent, say idol makers and festival organisers. Naresh Dahibavkar, convener of the Brihanmumbai Sarvajanik...

    Over 150 pandals of Lord Ganesha set up in Kanpur

    Kanpur: Ganesh Mahotsava entered the second day on Friday. Hundreds of devotees of Lord Ganesha visited the pandals to worship. This year, more than 150 Ganesh pandals have been raised in the city. Devotees have placed small...

    Ganesha comes to capital for 11-day gala

    New Delhi: The benevolent elephant-headed god made a grand entry into the capital Thursday with 22 Maharashtrian Mandals (committees) installing colourful idols of Lord Ganesha for a 11-day ritual of prayers and festivities. The capital...

    Idol makers caught in malaria spread

    Malaria has cast a cloud over the upcoming Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations, with many idol-makers too sick to work. Those still healthy are overburdened with work, and mandals are frequently refusing orders for idols.    The Brihanmumbai...

    331 items wins Sattari man matoli competition

    Rajendra P Kerkar KERI: The directorate of art and culture's annual state-level matoli competition for individual houses saw a drop in the number of participants this year, but a rise in the quality of the...
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