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Mumbai's biggest Ganesh festival Lalbaugcha Raja cancelled as COVID-19 cases continue to rise in city
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Mumbai's biggest Ganesh festival Lalbaugcha Raja cancelled as COVID-19 cases continue to rise in city

Lalbaugcha Raja is among the most grand pandals set up during Ganesh Chaturthi, a festival that starts on the fourth day of Hindu luni-solar calendar month Bhadrapada.

Ganesh Chaturthi: Devotees across Maharashtra celebrate as the 10-day festival culminates with visarjan
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Ganesh Chaturthi: Devotees across Maharashtra celebrate as the 10-day festival culminates with visarjan

The 10 day-long festival celebrating the arrival of Lord Ganesha, or Bappa, as he is affectionately known culminated on 12 September, 2019. Ganpati statues are brought to the sea on the last day amidst much dancing and merriment, and immersed in the water. In this photo, Ganesha is on his way to Versova Beach followed by his devotees.

'Avoid dancing atop these bridges!' Mumbai civic body identifies 20 unsafe rail overbridges as city gears up for Ganesh visarjan
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'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: Mumbai Police issues traffic advisory, deploys 50,000 cops across 129 immersion points
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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.

Hindu council of Australia holds peaceful protest over controversial Lord Ganesha advertisement
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Hindu council of Australia holds peaceful protest over controversial Lord Ganesha advertisement

Hindu groups in Australia have held peaceful demonstrations against a controversial advertisement which they described as "insulting"

Ganesh Chaturthi 2017: Mumbai set for noisy immersion after Supreme Court order
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Ganesh Chaturthi 2017: Mumbai set for noisy immersion after Supreme Court order

Mumbaikars will have a noisy immersion of Lord Ganesha's idols on Tuesday as Supreme Court on Monday restored the Central government's notification empowering the state government to declare certain areas as silence zones - free from noise pollution.

Ram Gopal Varma asked to appear in court for 'poking fun at Lord Ganesha' on Twitter
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Ram Gopal Varma asked to appear in court for 'poking fun at Lord Ganesha' on Twitter

A court in Mumbai has issued a summons to Ram Gopal Varma on a complaint filed against the filmmaker for 'poking fun at Lord Ganesha'.

US-based online retailers found selling 'Ganesh' beers, 'Om' footwear; complaint lodged
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US-based online retailers found selling 'Ganesh' beers, 'Om' footwear; complaint lodged

This time two US-based online retailers are under scanner for selling beers with Lord Ganesha's pictures on its label and footwear with the 'Om' symbol inscribed on them

Ganesh Chaturthi: How social media expressed its love for modaks and Bappa
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Ganesh Chaturthi: How social media expressed its love for modaks and Bappa

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.

Ganesh Chaturthi: First look of Lalbaugcha Raja, Mumbai's famous Ganpati
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Ganesh Chaturthi: First look of Lalbaugcha Raja, Mumbai's famous Ganpati

Lalbaugcha Raja is Mumbais's most famous Ganpati darshan during the auspicious Ganesh Chaturthi festival.

Snickering at Hindutva science: Why it feels good, and why it's self-defeating
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Snickering at Hindutva science: Why it feels good, and why it's self-defeating

Why do we feel compelled to not just laugh but deride — and at length — every such instance of Hindutva delusion? Wherefore that delicious feeling of self-satisfaction that descends upon us when any such story becomes front page news?

Amid massive security, thousands bid farewell to Ganesha in Hyderabad
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Amid massive security, thousands bid farewell to Ganesha in Hyderabad

Lakhs of devotees Monday bid adieu to elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesh amid massive security here and other parts of Telangana.