Ganesh Chaturthi

  • India bids adieu to Ganesha September 8, 2014

    The 10 day long Ganesh chaturthi festival comes to an end on Monday. The immersion ceremony has started in many cities across the country and is set to continue late into the night. ...
  • Hyderabad prepares for visarjan of country's largest Ganesha idol September 8, 2014

    Hyderabad:Hyderabad is all set to bid adieu to its favourite deity Ganesha. On Monday, the country's largest idol will be given a grand immersion during the Ganesh Visarjan ceremony. The immersion ceremony of the 60-feet high Ganesha in Hyderabad promises to be a grand affair. It took almost three months...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha speak to devotees on the eve of Ganesh Chaturthi September 7, 2014

    In this episode of 'The Week That Wasn't', Cyrus Broacha speak to devotees on the eve of Ganesha Chaturthi. ...
  • Mumbai picks eco-friendly Ganeshas this year September 4, 2014

    Mumbai: On this Ganesh Chaturthi, eco-friendly Ganpatis are gradually picking up in Mumbai especially after Bollywood actor Salman Khan installed an eco-friendly idol in his house. He also created a makeshift pond at his place for immersion. This season green Ganeshas have seen a 20 per cent increase in sales. The GSB...
  • Why Ram Gopal Verma's tweets on Ganesha shouldn't be taken seriously September 1, 2014

    New Delhi: A series of tweets on the Hindu god Ganesha seems to have upset a lot of people who follow director Ram Gopal Varma on Twitter. Varma, who later apologised for the seemingly innocuous tweets on the deity ahead of the Ganesha Chaturthi festival, asked if "Lord Ganesha eats...
  • Sena to protest against Ram Gopal Varma over his Ganesh Chaturthi tweets August 30, 2014

    Mumbai: The Shiv sena is likely to hold a protest against Director Ram Gopal Varma in Mumbai on Saturday after he sparked off a controversy with a string of tweets on Ganesh Chaturthi. Varma had questioned the basis of celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi. The two tweets said, "Did Lord Ganesha have a...
  • Ram Gopal Verma sparks off controversy with tweets on Ganesha Chaturthi August 29, 2014

    Mumbai: Film director Ram Gopal Verma sparked off a controversy on Friday with a string of tweets questioning the basis of celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi. The two tweets said, "Did Lord Ganesha have a paunch in his childhood too or did it develop in the recovery time of the elephant head operation?" "Can...
  • Bangalore: Ganesh idol sculptors worried about pinning their livelihood on a dying art August 29, 2014

    Bangalore: Amidst festivities, gloom pervades the heart of a group of traditional Ganesh idol sculptors, concerned that their livelihood depends on a dying art. Consequently, second and third generation potters in Bangalore are turning towards other professions in search of a better livelihood. Seasoned sculptor Nanjundappa is one such traditional sculptur...
  • Ganesh Chaturthi a hit with celebrities August 29, 2014

    Festivities are uniting the country on Friday on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi. The festival has always been a hit with celebrities. ...
  • Watch: How you can make modak this Ganesh Chaturthi August 29, 2014

    Indulge into making Lord Ganesha's favourite food Modak this Ganesh Chaturthi. 400kg of modak is made every day during the festival. Soaked in ghee this dish comes in various flavours and shapes. ...
  • Mumbai's gold Ganesha richest at Rs 23 cr, insured for Rs 50 cr a day August 29, 2014

    Mumbai: As the Hindu-calendar month of Bhaadrapada arrives, the city of Mumbai is all set to welcome its favourite Lord Ganesha. The 10-day long festival is celebrated in lively spirits across Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Goa. The festival is celebrated with much fan fare in Mumbai where pandals...
  • 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...