Special Devotees

    Special Devotees

    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...

    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...

    Devotee makes `micro-Ganesh' idol

    A devotee of Lord Ganesh here has claimed to have made an extremely tiny idol of the elephant-headed god, with 7 mm dimensions. Ashok Kumar Garg, an engineer with the Public Health and Engineering (PHE)...

    Dressing up Ganpatis, divine job for some

    Dressed in vibrant colours — a yellow or peacock-coloured dhoti and an equally colouful stole — Ganesha idols are a visual treat for devotees during the Ganpati festival. Making the idols look beautiful with their...

    Meet the man who dresses up the Lalbaughcha Raja

    By Santosh Andhale, DNA People may be familiar with the names of Manish Malhotra and Vikram Phadnis, fashion designers to the stars. Lalbaug resident Rupesh Pawar, 40, is also a fashion designer but in a wholly...

    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...

    Ganesha is everything

    He is also trying to build a Pancha Mukha Ganesha temple in the city with an aim to ‘help needy people and solve their problems through Ganesha’ If you have more than 16,845 idols of...

    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...

    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...

    World's smallest Ganesh idol?

    An art teacher from Sangamner, Anil Kamble, has claimed that he has created the world's smallest Ganesh idol. The idol is smaller than a mustard seed, approximately .68 mm in size, measured with the help...
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