'Avoid dancing atop these bridges!' Mumbai civic body identifies 20 unsafe rail overbridges as city gears up for Ganesh visarjan
Adhering to safety of the people, Mumbai Police officials have said they have been asked to regulate the number of people atop the bridges at all times during Ganeshotsav.
Ganesh Chaturthi 2019: Two women killed, four injured after wall collapses at Ganpati Pandal in Madhya Pradesh's Sagar district
Two women were killed on the spot and four were left injured in a wall collapse at a Ganpati Pandal in Bamurakunj village on Wednesday night.
Ganesh Chaturthi 2019: Mumbai Police issues traffic advisory, deploys 50,000 cops across 129 immersion points
In order to maintain law and order in the city while also ensuring that there is not much inconvenience to people, Mumbai Police has issued traffic advisory for the same.
Ganpati Visarjan 2019: From Shubh Muhurat to Puja Vidhi, a look at Ganesh Chaturthi festivities before immersion
The process of Ganpati visarjan involves a public procession accompanied with much much pomp and fervour. Music and group chants are also a part of the ritual, where devotees bid adieu to the deity and hope for his speedy return the next year.
Mythology for the Millennial: Why Ganesha, remover of obstacles, enjoys an enduring popularity among devotees
There's a Ganesha — the potbellied, elephant-headed, rat-riding Indian god — almost everywhere you look, and his stories are always popular with children.
Ganesha Mahotsava: Damaging water bodies has no religious sanction; using earthen idols a far better idea
Plaster of Paris idols of Ganesha, erected primarily for this festival, are drowned in natural water bodies during the Visarjan. These water bodies are not only holy unto themselves, but they also sustain life
The 10-day-long celebrations began on 5 September as people welcomed Ganpati into their homes.
The ten day Hindu festival to celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi kick started across the country and social media users shared all the buzz around the festive occasion with traditional idols, delicious modaks and dhols dominating the news feed.
Amazon was once again on the receiving end of the ire of social media users after a controversy brewed when users found that the US version of the website was offering door mats with faces of Hindu Gods and Goddesses printed, online.
A 24-year-old Sikh set aside religious code by removing his turban to save four youth from drowning in a canal in Sangrur, Punjab.
On Wednesday, during a seminar in New Delhi, Parrikar let his thoughts loose. His comment, meant (mostly) to induce laughter, were perhaps not in the best taste.
The PM wants to "Make in India" but his party members seemed determined to prove that everything was Made in India first.
While Pope Francis was behaving as a modern pontiff of scientific temper, PM Narendra Modi made headlines for sounding more like Dinanath Batra-II.
On the eve of Ganesh Chaturthi, Ram Gopal Varma posted a spate of tweets in which he raised 'innocent' questions about the god.
No religion has a god as child-friendly as Lord Ganesha. Animal heads on divine beings is not quite unknown in other religions. The Egyptians had several but let’s face it when it comes to terms of endearment, jackals and falcons just cannot compare to an elephant.
The orientation of the Indian government was towards setting up big industries. What they did not want to set up themselves, they would give licenses to the private sector. And in order to get licenses a businessman had to be close to the government.
Ganesh Chathurthi is as good a time as any to pray for our political deities, who seem to have lost their way.