Special Devotees

    Special Devotees

    Numerous forms of Ganesh

    Lord Ganesh is here. And this year, the Ganesh festival is bringing forth astonishing tales of people's gracious love for the Lord of Wisdom. Meet Raj Kumar Shah. Taking worship of the Vighnaharta to...

    Making a god out of clay

    While Ganesh festival brings to the fore the cooperative spirit among different communities in Hubli-Dharwad, it also provides an opportunity for artisans to showcase their talent by creating idols depicting Lord Ganesh in myriad...

    A house full of Ganeshas

    The festive season of Ganesh Chaturthi is here. All Ganesha devotees are busy celebrating the festival through the various pandals that have been set up across the city. While this is the case with...

    Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik creates Green Lord Ganesh at Puri beach in Orissa

    On the eve of Ganesh Puja International sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik created sand sculpture of Lord Ganesh with giving message “Go Green” at Puri beach in Orissa. He created a green Ganesh where Lord Ganesh...

    Gowri’s Ganesha to be the star attraction in Belgaum

    While most of us have built sand castles, here is an artist who scoops fistfuls of wet sand and creates beautiful sculptures. An eco-friendly Ganesha, moulded by Mysore-based sand artist Gowri MN, will be...

    Inspiring devotion

    ome May, the Pal family from Nadia district of West Bengal makes its way to the ‘City of Destiny’ to mould idols of Lord Ganesha and goddess Durga for the festive season. In all, 40...

    Diamond Ganpati on display in Surat

    It's the only Bappa (Ganesha) in the Diamond City for whom devotees have to take a prior appointment for darshan. Even the location of this Ganesha idol is a top secret because it is...

    Ganesha, an artist’s muse

    In the 1800s, Mummadi Krishnaraja Wodeyar of Mysore (now Mysuru), a great patron of art and culture, compiled a book containing depictions of gods and goddesses, mythological beings and yoga asanas. The book called...

    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...

    Make art, not war

    People K. Muralidhar excels in art that is eco-friendly In a small unassuming place on Picket Road, Secunderabad, K. Muralidhar is immersed in moulding a clay Ganesha. A bunch of women and children file around...
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