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‘Ganapati’ creates awareness
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‘Ganapati’ creates awareness

August 24, 2020

On the occasion of Ganesha Festival, Parisara Snehi group Convenor Jeevan, a resident of Siddarthanagar, in a disguise of Lord Ganesha, distributed masks to public at Agrahara Circle and created awareness on wearing masks to contain the spread of pandemic. Picture above shows Lakshmipuram Traffic Police making ‘Ganapati’ wear a mask during the awareness programme.

No giant Ganeshas this year
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No giant Ganeshas this year

August 19, 2020

Mysore/Mysuru: Every year by now, the main thoroughfares of Mysuru city would have colourful and huge idols of Ganesha and Gowri, some with even varied themes. But this season, the scene is different with COVID-19 taking the sheen off the celebrations. Areas including K.T. Street, Ramakrishnanagar, Agrahara Circle, near 101 Ganapathi Temple, Paduvarahalli, Saraswathipuram, Kuvempunagar,…

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…

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