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Corona-Mardhaka Ganesha for strength to combat COVID
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Corona-Mardhaka Ganesha for strength to combat COVID

August 3, 2020

City-based artist D. Revanna, who is known for coming up with unique creative Ganesha statues based on current events during Ganesh Chaturthi every year, has come up with a special Ganesha statue depicting Corona-Mardhaka Ganesha idol this year. The idol — 4 ft tall and weighing 15 kgs — is seen destroying the virus at…

KSPCB floats turmeric Ganesha idea for at home immersion
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KSPCB floats turmeric Ganesha idea for at home immersion

August 3, 2020

By M.B. Pavan Murthy COVID is a kill-joy for Ganesha Chaturthi and Sri Krishna Janmashtami celebrations that fall next in the series of festivals after Varamahalakshmi Vrata and Raksha Bandhan. Owing to COVID contagion, it will be private Ganesha celebrations this year and there will be no mass festivals and roadside pendals.  Mumbai and Maharashtra…

Ganesha installation comes down year after year
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Ganesha installation comes down year after year

September 4, 2019

Big orchestras, noise pollution on decline Mysuru, Sept.4 (RK&NNN)- The installation of Gowri and Ganapathi idols during Ganesha festival in parks, public places and temples is seeing a downward trend year after year. The strict enforcement of rules by the Police Department, the drive against manufactures of PoP (Plaster of Paris) Ganesha idols by the…

Week-long Ganesha festival from Sept. 2
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Week-long Ganesha festival from Sept. 2

August 30, 2019

Mysuru, Aug. 30- The Mysuru Veerashaiva Sajjana Sangha will be organising several programmes for a week, marking Ganesha Festival starting from Sept. 2, at its premises located on Kabir Road, Mandi Mohalla in the city. Ganesha Idol will be installed at 10 am on Sept. 2. On Sept. 6, several entertainment and cultural programmes will…

Ganesha in a jiffy
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Ganesha in a jiffy

August 29, 2019

For many artisans of Mysuru, there are two seasons a year: The season of festival and the rest of the year.  Walk down the by-lanes of Mysuru just before Ganesha Chaturthi you get a glimpse of the life of the artisans who have been creating Ganesha idols for years now. As the festival nears, narrow…

Dressing Dolls & Draping Gods
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Dressing Dolls & Draping Gods

August 29, 2019

What started as a hobby 45 years ago, saree-draping took a serious turn for these 4 sisters who have now turned it into ‘doll couture’ By Sreekanth Datta If Ganesha idol-makers are literally burning the midnight oil to meet the deadlines as the Ganesha festival approaches, in a quiet corner of city, a group of…

Business of creating Gods
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Business of creating Gods

August 29, 2019

Sometimes, your passion lets you forget all miseries and what matters is the work you love to do. As everyone across the country gears up to celebrate Ganesha Chaturthi on Sept. 2, their creators struggle to even meet their meagre daily expenses. And they pray for a better life, each day…  By Team SOM The…

Eco-friendly Ganesha Festival celebrated
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Eco-friendly Ganesha Festival celebrated

September 14, 2018

Mysuru: The eco-friendly Ganesha festival pervaded the city yesterday and hundreds following the strict guidelines issued by the District Administration and the Mysuru City Corporation to install Ganeshas made out of clay and not any other material, seems to have worked. After performing day-long pujas in their houses, people along with their families came out…

Green Ganapa
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Green Ganapa

September 8, 2018

By Team Star of Mysore: V. Shourabh, S.T. Ravikumar, Rajkumar Bhavasar, M.B. Pavan Murthy and M.N. Lakshminarayana Yadav It is time for the Lord of Lords — Lord Ganesha — to arrive. The most powerful and the most merciful of all Gods needs some extra care and some extra attention. It is only fair that…

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