Ganesh Chaturthi

  • CJ Show: Your Videos and Pictures September 22, 2013

    Your Videos and pictures that made it to the show this week. Check out the pictures of the Ganesh Chaturthi festivities sent by our CJ's from Mumbai and the Netherlands. ...
  • Nashik: Three drown during Ganesha idol immersion September 19, 2013

    Three persons drowned while immersing idols during the conclusion of the ten-day Ganesh festival in Nashik, police said on Thursday. Two men, identified as Vaibhav Pandit Shinde (17) and Sagar Janardan Bachhav (20), drowned in a pond at Vahegaon on Wednesday evening while immersing Ganpati idol, they said. Besides, one Vijay Sakharam...
  • Maharashtra to bid farewell to lord Ganesh amidst tight security September 18, 2013

    Mumbai: Maharashtra will bid adieu to its favourite deity Ganesh at the end of the 11-day long festival on Wednesday on the occasion of Anant Chaturdashi. In Mumbai thousands of people will takes Ganesh idols to Juhu and Girgaum Chowpatty beaches. To deal with traffic jams, Mumbai Police has put up...
  • Snapshot: Priyanka Chopra seeks blessings during Ganesh Utsav September 15, 2013

    Priyanka Chopra and her mother Dr Madhu Chopra were seen at a Ganesh mandal in Mumbai recently. The mother-daughter duo were spotted at Andhericha Raja and also performed a small aarti infront of the huge Ganesh idol. Dressed in a white and blue churidar-kameez, Priyanka smiled for the cameras as...
  • Shinde proposes to host Pak judicial commission after Sept 19 September 11, 2013

    New Delhi: India has proposed to host a Pakistani judicial commission, which will cross-examine key witnesses in the Mumbai terror attacks case, after September 19, Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde said on Wednesday. Shinde said due to the ongoing 'Ganesh Chaturthi', which is the biggest festival in Maharashtra, India has requested Pakistan...
  • I'm living stress-free life now: Shweta Tiwari September 10, 2013

    Mumbai: TV actress Shweta Tiwari, who has been celebrating Ganesh Utsav since the last seven years, says thanks to the lord's blessings, she is now living her life happily. The actress has been through a lot of ups and downs in her personal life - a troubled marriage with actor...
  • Pakistani commission's visit to India delayed by festival September 10, 2013

    A Pakistani judicial commission's visit to India to cross-examine witnesses of the Mumbai terror attacks has been delayed because of the 10-day Ganesh Chaturthi festival, a defence lawyer said on Tuesday. "The Indian government informed us that the visit (planned for) tomorrow cannot take place due to Ganesh Chaturthi as the...
  • Suraj Pancholi attends Ganesh Chaturthi at Salman Khan's residence September 10, 2013

    Aspring actor Suraj Oancholi, who was recently arrested in relation to the actress Jiah Khan's suicide case, was spotted at Salman Khan's residence during Ganesh Chaturthi celebration. Accompanied by his mother Zareena Wahab and a friend, Suraj interacted with Salman and his family members including sister Arpita who organizes the...
  • People celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi with colour and fervour September 9, 2013

    Ganesh Chaturthi marks the beginning of the 10 day long Ganpati festival. No other city celebrates this festival like Mumbai does. More than 6,000 idols of lord Ganesh has been installed in homes and community pandals across the city. ...
  • How Bollywood celebrates Ganesh Chaturthi September 9, 2013

    Mumbai: Being one of the most important events in Maharashtra's festival calendar, Ganesh Chaturthi has found a significant space in Bollywood movies too. The 10-day festival, which begins today, has many hit numbers dedicated to it. The latest was from choreographer-director Remo D'Souza's directorial venture "Any Body Can Dance"....
  • Ganesh festival: Prithviraj Chavan asks people to co-operate with police for security September 9, 2013

    Greeting people on the occasion of the 10-day Ganesh festival which began on Monday, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan appealed the devotees to co-operate with the police in maintenance of security. "Everybody should co-operate with the police. We cannot rule out the possibility of any untoward incident. Anti-social elements try to...
  • Mumbai: Ganpati festival begins with great pomp and show September 9, 2013

    The 10-day long Ganpati festival began on Moday and despite the economic slowdown, Mumbai is celebrating the festival lavishly and with great pomp and show. The idols have only gotten bigger and the pandals snazzier. ...
  • Salman Khan to celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi at sister's house? September 9, 2013

    Mumbai: Superstar Salman Khan has been welcoming Lord Ganesh at his Bandra Galaxy apartment here. But after more than a decade, he will reportedly celebrate the Ganesh Chaturthi at his sister Arpita's apartment in Bandra, this year. The festival dedicated to Lord Ganesh starts Monday and will continue till Sep 20. If...
  • Ganesh festival fervour grips Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh September 9, 2013

    New Delhi: Ganesh or Ganapati is also known as the remover of all obstacles in life. Like neighbouring Maharashtra, the Ganesh Chaturthi is one of most widely celebrated festivals in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. These two states together have more than 50,000 big and small Ganesh temples. More than 5...
  • Lucknow prepares for a grand Ganesh Chaturthi festival September 9, 2013

    Maharashtra, the traditional seat of Ganesh festival, may be fairly far from Lucknow but that has not dimmed the charm of the festival in the Uttar Pradesh capital. People in Lucknow have rolled out the red carpet for Ganapati, whom Hindus see as the protector and do-gooder among the pantheon of...
  • Hyderabad promotes eco-friendly Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations to save Hussain Sagar Lake September 9, 2013

    With the 10-day long Ganesh Chaturthi festival beginning Monday, authorities are trying to promote more eco-friendly celebrations, including popularising clay idols and minimising immersion in water bodies, including in the famous Hussain Sagar Lake. Considered one of the city's landmarks, the lake is struggling for revival in the face of rampant...
  • Ganesh Chaturthi: Ganpati Bappa back to adorn Mumbai streets September 9, 2013

    Mumbai: Mumbai's loved god, Ganpati Bappa, is back to adorn the city's streets and the chorus of 'Ganpati Bappa Moreya' promises to drown the fears of an economic slowdown. Starting from the September 9, this year's Ganesh Chaturthi celebration promises to be as big as ever. One of Mumbai's richest...
  • Ganesh Chaturthi special: How to make modaks September 8, 2013

    Mumbai: On this auspicious occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi, CNN-IBN correspondent Priya Hingorani paid a visit to Aswaad sweet shop in Dadar, Mumbai. Traditionally, Modaks are rice dumplings stuffed with jaggery and coconut mix, but innovation has brought a whole new range of modaks to offer. Ganpat Rane who has been...
  • Security arrangements tighten as Ganesh Chaturthi begins tomorrow September 8, 2013

    In view of intelligence inputs of possible terror strikes, Mumbai Police has drawn an extensive security plan to maintain a hawk-eyed vigil for the Ganesh festival beginning from Monday. Police have also started an initiative - "Mumbai Ke Liye 1 Minute" - which appeals citizens to take out one minute to...
  • Allegation against religious leaders like Asaram part of attack on Hindu culture: VHP September 2, 2013

    Allegations of sexual assault against self-styled godman Asaram Bapu is part of attack on "Hindu culture" which started with the arrest of Kanchi Shankaracharya in 2004, Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Ashok Singhal claimed in Hyderabad on Sunday. "The latest instance of insult that has come up is one involving Asaram Bapu....
  • Goa: Week long bandh in the mining belt from Aug 21 August 3, 2013

    Panaji: Goa Mining People's Front would hold a week-long bandh in Goa's mining belt, seeking immediate resumption of mining in the state. Mining has been stayed by the Supreme Court, following PILs about rampant illegal mining in the state. GMPF held a meeting on Saturday and resolved to hold successive...
  • Chennai: Grand farewell for 1,450 Vinayakas September 24, 2012

    Chennai: All roads seemed to lead to the sea in Chennai on Sunday, with thousands of processions making their way to the designated areas for the immersion of Ganesha idols in the sea. Overall, no major incidents were reported from any of the sites. But police seems to be caught...
  • Hyderabad: 'Only judiciary can save our lakes' September 22, 2012

    Hyderabad: While it may seem obvious that clay idols are more eco-friendly than plaster of Paris, a deeper understanding of the dangers of the use of Ganesh idols made with Plaster of Paris and iron is needed to save our lakes and other water bodies from imminent pollution. Four crusaders against...
  • Watch: Salman Khan bids goodbye to Lord Ganesha September 21, 2012

    Actor Salman Khan along with his family participated in Ganesha visarjan in Mumbai. ...
  • Bollywood celebrates Ganesh Chaturthi September 21, 2012

    From Asha Bhosle to Kareena Kapoor, all Bollywood stars celebrate the auspicious occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi. Take a look at how the stars are celebrating the festival this year. ...
  • Hyderabad: Clay Ganesha idol is here to stay September 20, 2012

    Hyderabad: At last, Lord Ganesha is here and and the city is alight with colourfully decorated pandals. Whether going through the fair at Khairatabad or watching the huge idols at different pandals, one might well think that publicity about eco-friendly Ganesha has fallen on deaf ears. The truth, however, is...
  • AP: Ganesh festival a money spinner for idlers September 20, 2012

    Nellore: The nine-day Ganesh festival, over years, appears to have turned into a money spinner for idle youth, anti-social elements, and the lower cadre of political parties. Instead of creating an atmosphere of devotion, the areas where Ganesh idols are installed produce much din and noise and at some places...
  • Watch: Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations in movies September 21, 2012

    The festival of Ganesh Chaturthi has featured in many films over the years. Be it in the form of divine intervention or merely as a song to celebrate the greatness of lord Ganesh. Here's a look at various scenes and songs which celebrated the festival. ...
  • Bollywood welcomes Ganpati, celebrates Ganesh Utsav September 20, 2012

    Maharasthra's biggest festival is on and like every year, this year too B-town ushered Lord Ganesh in style. ...
  • Lord Ganesha welcomed in households across the country September 19, 2012

    Celebrations were on in full flow across Maharashtra as devotees welcomed their favourite Lord Ganesha on Wednesday. ...