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Flower vendors not for shifting business to J.K. Grounds during festivals
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Flower vendors not for shifting business to J.K. Grounds during festivals

August 24, 2020

President of Tenants Association of Devaraja Market S. Mahadev stated that flower merchants have now decided not to shift their businesses during the next festival season and has urged the District Administration to make proper arrangements in Devaraja Flower Market itself. “I would advise them to deploy Police personnel and health officials at the Devaraja…

Ganesha Fest: Devotees offer special pujas at temples
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Ganesha Fest: Devotees offer special pujas at temples

August 24, 2020

Mysore/Mysuru: Like every year, this year too Ganesha Festival was celebrated by installing Ganesha idols at houses and public places and also by offering special pujas at Temples across the city on Saturday last. Amidst COVID fear, festival was celebrated in a simple manner by following the COVID guidelines issued by the Government. All these…

‘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,…

Makeshift Flower Market at J.K. Grounds
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Makeshift Flower Market at J.K. Grounds

August 19, 2020

Mysore/Mysuru: J.K. Grounds in the heart of the city and located very close to the City Railway Station, was a bee-hive of activity this morning as people from all parts of the city thronged the venue for purchase of flowers and other puja articles for the Gowri-Ganesha festival later this week. In view of the…

Government issues guidelines for Ganesha Festival celebrations
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Government issues guidelines for Ganesha Festival celebrations

August 19, 2020

Mysore/Mysuru: As the lockdown in Containment Zones is extended till Aug. 31 and permission not given to conduct social, political, sports, entertainment, education and religious activities and other mass meetings in the State Government’s July 30 order and as a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Chief Secretary and Working Committee President of…

COVID-19 restrictions dampen spirits of traditional idol-makers
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COVID-19 restrictions dampen spirits of traditional idol-makers

August 19, 2020

Mysore/Mysuru: Following the State Government’s guidelines restricting the Ganesha Chaturthi Festival celebrations in order to check the spread of COVID-19 pandemic, one of the most affected people are traditional Gowri-Ganesha idol-makers in the region.  In Kumbarageri alone, which is located near Gandhi Chowk in city, there are over 20 families, who have been depending on…

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…

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