Ganesh Chaturthi: News

Ganesha Chaturthi is a Hindu festival celebrating the birth of Ganesha. The celebration is held for 10 days, and generally falls in the months of August or September of the Gregorian calendar. Devotees install clay idols of Ganesha and on the 10th day, the idol is carried in a public procession and then immersed in a nearby river or ocean.

20 Sep 2023


Shilpa Shetty Kundra reacts as Raj Kundra makes Instagram comeback

Ever since the pornography case, producer Raj Kundra went lowkey. Now, the businessman has made a comeback on Instagram after a two-year hiatus.

20 Sep 2023

Bollywood Life

Priyanka Chopra celebrates Ganesh Chaturthi with Malti Marie; drops pics

Priyanka Chopra Jonas is one of the most known faces in the world and she is known for her work in both Bollywood and Hollywood. The actor is known for her candid posts on social media.

19 Sep 2023

Marathi Cinema

Ramesh Taurani makes Marathi debut with Sai-Siddharth's 'Sridevi Prasanna'

Tips Industries Limited is one of the oldest film production companies in India. The Ramesh Taurani and Kumar Taurani-headlined company is known for bankrolling several cult films over the years.

19 Sep 2023


Ganesh Chaturthi: 5 lesser-known facts about Lord Ganesha

The grand Indian festival of Ganesh Chaturthi honors Lord Ganesha, the beloved elephant-headed deity, who signifies the remover of obstacles, and a symbol of wisdom and intellect.

18 Sep 2023


Ganesh Chaturthi: 'Richest' Ganpati idol unveiled in Mumbai

With Ganesh Chaturthi approaching, Mumbaikars are joyously commemorating the revered deity with fervor and grandeur.

18 Sep 2023

Narendra Modi

Parliament's special session will see 'historic decisions' taken: PM Modi

Ahead of the start of the five-day special session of the Parliament, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday asserted the session might be "small in duration" but "historic decisions" will be taken during it.

17 Sep 2023

Home Decor

Ganesh Chaturthi: How to decorate your home during the festival

Ganesh Chaturthi, predominantly observed in Maharashtra, commemorates the birth of Lord Ganesha.

15 Sep 2023

Karnataka High Court

Idgah Maidan to host Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations: Karnataka HC

The Karnataka High Court on Friday reportedly dismissed Anjuman-i-Islam's petition challenging the Hubballi-Dharwad Municipal Corporation (HDMC)'s decision to allow Hindu groups to organize Ganesh Chaturthi at Hubballi's Idgah Maidan.

02 Sep 2022

Mukesh Ambani

WATCH: Deepika Padukone-Ranveer Singh attend Ambani family's Ganesh Visarjan festivities

The festive excitement is palpable across India as people are immersed in Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations.

01 Sep 2022


Ganesh Chaturthi: How is Mumbai gearing up for 10-day-long festivities?

Control rooms, watch towers, and strict parking guidelines are just some measures taken by the Mumbai administration as Ganesh Chaturthi festivities kicked off this year.

31 Aug 2022


Priyanka Chopra, Kartik Aaryan: Here's how Bollywood celebrated Ganesh Chaturthi

Ganesh Chaturthi is among the most widely celebrated Indian festivals and Bollywood leaves no stone unturned when it comes to showing its faith toward Bappa.

Karnataka: HC allows Ganesh Chaturthi celebration at Hubballi's Eidgah ground

The Karnataka High Court on Tuesday upheld the Dharwad municipal commissioner's ruling permitting the Ganesh Chaturthi celebration to be organized at the Hubballi Eidgah Maidan.

31 Aug 2022


Ganesh Chaturthi 2022: History, significance, rituals, and more

Also called Vinayak Chavithi, the auspicious festival of Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated for 10 days every year.

30 Aug 2022


No Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations at Bengaluru's Eidgah Maidan: Supreme Court

A Supreme Court bench on Tuesday ordered that no Ganesh Chaturthi festivities can be held at the Eidgah Maidan in Bengaluru's Chamarajpet.

30 Aug 2022


Gujarat: Clashes erupt in Vadodara during Ganesh procession, 13 detained

In a minor communal incident, the members of two communities clashed and threw stones at each other in Vadodara, Gujarat, on Monday.

29 Aug 2022

Home Decor

Ganesh Chaturthi 2022: 5 decor ideas for the upcoming festival

Approaching this year on 31st August, Ganesh Chaturthi is a 10-day celebration replete with incredible decorations and delicious food.

29 Aug 2022


Ganesh Chaturthi: 5 delicious 'bhog' recipes to please the deity

Ganesh Chaturthi is just around the corner and the best way to celebrate this festival is by cooking some lip-smacking offerings.

26 Aug 2022


Check out these easy ideas for making eco-friendly Ganesha idols

With just a few days left for Ganesh Chaturthi, it's time for the streets of Maharashtra to make way for the gigantic idols of Lord Ganesha.

17 Sep 2021


Maharashtra: Pothole kills mother-son duo on way home

A pothole-ridden road at Bhiwandi in Maharashtra's Thane district has claimed the lives of a woman and her 26-year-old son, who were returning home on a two-wheeler after having darshan of Lord Ganesh idol at their relative's place, police said on Friday.

10 Sep 2021


Maharashtra: Ganesh festival begins under COVID-19 cloud, 'darshan' goes online

Devotees welcomed Lord Ganesh in their homes and public pandals on Friday as the 10-day festival dedicated to the elephant-headed God began in Mumbai and other parts of Maharashtra with a focus on online darshan amid the looming threat of a third wave.

08 Sep 2021


No public celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Delhi

Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations at public places in Delhi have been barred by the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.

08 Sep 2021


Ganpati festival: BMC bans physical darshan, restricts participation in processions

The Mumbai civic body has issued fresh guidelines for the Ganpati festival beginning from Friday and has banned physical darshan for devotees at public pandals and imposed restrictions on the number of participants in processions during celebrations.

06 Sep 2021


Thackeray warns against violation of COVID-19 norms before Ganesh Chaturthi

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Monday urged the citizens and political parties to avoid crowds in light of upcoming festivities.

03 Sep 2021


Maharashtra Deputy CM urges people to follow COVID-19 norms

Expressing concerns over people letting their guard down against COVID-19 in rural areas, Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on Friday urged citizens not to put the state government in a position where it has to shut everything in the event of a third wave of the pandemic.

31 Aug 2021


Karnataka: Decision on Ganesha festival celebrations on September 5

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Tuesday said the government will take a decision on relaxing restrictions on Ganesha festival celebrations, on September 5, after getting necessary inputs from the districts and the expert committee.

28 Aug 2021


Banks closed up to 12 days in September. Check list

Banks in India will be closed for up to 12 days in September, including second and fourth Saturdays and Sundays.

14 Nov 2020


Maharashtra: All religious places allowed to reopen from November 16

Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray-led Maharashtra Government on Saturday announced that all places of religious worship in the state would be allowed to reopen for devotees from November 16.

30 Aug 2020


#MannKiBaat: September to mark 'Nutrition Month'; push for indigenous toys

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday hosted the 68th episode of his radio show 'Mann ki Baat'.

Entertainment round-up: Bollywood celebrates Ganesh Chaturthi, and more

On Saturday, news in the world of entertainment was mostly about Bollywood stars reveling in Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations. The 10-day festivities commenced today.

21 Aug 2020


Ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi, BMC issues advisory, urges caution

Mumbai's civic body, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), has urged people to exercise caution while using 13 bridges that are in dilapidated conditions, during the upcoming Ganesh Chaturthi festival celebrations.

12 Sep 2019


Rishi Kapoor to be back on sets by September end

Rishi Kapoor, who was in New York for cancer treatment for almost a year, has returned to India on Tuesday.

03 Sep 2019

Karan Johar

Ranbir, Alia cozy up at Ambani's Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations

On Ganesh Chaturthi, the Ambanis hosted a grand bash at their Mumbai residence Antilia to celebrate the homecoming of Lord Ganesha.

02 Sep 2019

Vivek Oberoi

Antilia decorated like bride for Akash-Shloka's first Ganpati celebrations

Trust Ambanis to show what grandeur is, and they will never disappoint you.

30 Aug 2019

Ranbir Kapoor

Why are the Kapoors not celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi this year?

Ranbir Kapoor and his family, who are known to celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi in a grand way at RK Studios, will not be welcoming Lord Ganesha this year.

21 Aug 2019


Is Rishi Kapoor returning to India before Ganesh Chaturthi?

Rishi Kapoor, who is currently in his last leg of cancer treatment in New York, has often spoken about how much he misses India.

01 Jan 2019


Here is the list of all long weekends of 2019

2018 has ended and we can't believe how time went away in a blink.

19 Dec 2018


Here is the list of all long weekends of 2019

2018 is about to end and we couldn't believe how time went away in a blink.

26 Oct 2018


Arbaaz: Don't want to 'rush about anything' with girlfriend Giorgia

Ever since Arbaaz Khan has divorced Malaika Arora, there have been reports of him finding love again.

24 Sep 2018


18 drown during immersion of Ganesh idols in Maharashtra

As many as 18 people drowned yesterday in various parts of Maharashtra during Ganesh idol immersion on the last day of the festival, officials said today.

24 Sep 2018


Delhi: 23-year-old run over by cab during Ganesh immersion procession

A 23-year-old man was killed after he was allegedly run over by a speeding cab in East Delhi's Pandav Nagar, police said yesterday.

20 Sep 2018

Lord Ganesha

US: Here's why Republican Party apologized to Hindus

The ruling Republican Party in the US has apologized to Hindus after a newspaper advertisement featuring Lord Ganesha to woo the minority community voters in Texas ended up "offending" them.

19 Sep 2018


Maharashtra: 13-year-old girl raped outside Ganesh pandal, no arrest yet

A 13-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a man when she went to offer prayers at a pandal during the ongoing Ganesh festival in Palghar, Maharashtra, police said today.

17 Sep 2018


Are Arbaaz Khan and girlfriend Georgia Andriani marrying soon?

Post his divorce with Malaika Arora, Arbaaz Khan's love life has grabbed a lot of attention.

16 Sep 2018

Tamil Nadu

TN BJP leader calls police 'anti-Hindu' during Ganesh idol immersion

BJP National Secretary H Raja has waded into a controversy yet again, picking up a quarrel with police over an immersion procession of Lord Ganesh idols in Pudukottai district of Tamil Nadu.

14 Sep 2018


Video: Katrina does Ganesh aarti the wrong way, gets trolled

Katrina Kaif is one those actresses in Bollywood, who has managed to make heads turn every time she appears with Salman Khan.

14 Sep 2018


Mumbai: Amit Shah, wife offer prayers to Lord Ganesh

BJP President Amit Shah today offered prayers to Lord Ganesh at various places in Mumbai as part of the ongoing 10-day Ganesh festival.

14 Sep 2018


Hardik Pandya slammed by fans, here's why!

Hardik Pandya faced flak from fans on the social media platform, Instagram.

14 Sep 2018


Sonali Bendre gets emotional about missing Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations

Sonali Bendre, who has been sharing updates about her battle with cancer on social media, got emotional about missing the Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations at her Mumbai home.

13 Sep 2018

Andhra Pradesh

#GaneshChaturthi: 580kgs laddu offered to Lord Ganesha in Hyderabad

A 'laddu' weighing about 580kgs, known as 'maha prasadam', was offered to the idol of Lord Ganesha installed at the Film Nagar Daiva Sannidhanam (Temple Complex) in Hyderabad today.

13 Sep 2018


#GaneshChaturthi: Kapoors keep up with tradition, probably for last time

While the iconic RK Studio in Mumbai is up for sale, it hasn't stopped the Kapoors from celebrating the annual festival of Ganesh Chaturthi there.

13 Sep 2018


#GaneshChaturthi: 18,000 policemen deployed in Hyderabad

As many as 18,000 policemen have been deployed in Hyderabad for Ganesh Chaturthi and subsequent immersion after ten days, police said today.

13 Sep 2018

Akshay Kumar

#2Point0Teaser: Rajinikanth as Chitti, Akshay as Crow Man

Finally, the wait is over! The auspicious occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi has brought with it the release of the much-awaited teaser of Rajinikanth-Akshay Kumar starrer '2.0'.

12 Sep 2018


#HealthBytes: Tips to help you stay healthy, this festive season

One thing that's an inevitable part of our festivals is the delectable food and the mouth-watering desserts.

22 Aug 2018

Bombay High Court

Learn from Goa, watch 'Baywatch' for beach safety measures: Bombay-HC

Ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi, Bombay High Court has asked the state and BMC to take all the necessary steps, like installing watchtower, mobile patrol vans, etc., to ensure safety on beaches.

13 Jul 2018


Bombay HC bans usage of thermocol decorations during Ganesh Chaturthi

The Bombay High Court today declined to relax the ban on sale of decoration items made of thermocol for use in the forthcoming Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Maharashtra.

19 Jun 2018


Hyderabad: 57ft Lord Ganesh idol to be installed in Khairatabad

During the Vinayaka Chavithi festival this year, Lord Ganesh's idol to be installed at the famous Khairatabad pandal (considered to be tallest in the country) in Hyderabad for worship would be 57ft tall.

06 Sep 2017


Ganpati Visarjan Maharashtra: Celebrations marred by death of 12 people

Hundreds of thousands of devotees in Maharashtra bid adieu to Lord Ganesh during the Visarjan rituals yesterday on the last day of the 12-day long Ganeshotsav, Anant Chaturdashi.

05 Sep 2017


Mumbai: 40,000 police personnel, drones to monitor Ganapati Visarjan processions

As the 10-day Ganeshotsav comes to an end, the Mumbai Police have stepped up the security arrangements to avoid any breakdown of law and order in the city.

05 Sep 2017


Mumbai: Less buses, more trains on last day of Ganeshotsav

Owing to congested Mumbai roads filled with Visarjan processions on the last day of Ganeshotsav, less than 50% BEST buses would operate today.

31 Aug 2017


Mumbai: Ganpati made from "zero GST" items in Mulund

Mumbai's Shri Niwas Ganeshotav's Ganpati members in Mulund decided to highlight the positives of the "controversial" GST in a unique manner.

28 Aug 2017


Sussanne Khan trolled for celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi with ex-husband Hrithik

Actor Hrithik Roshan and his former wife Sussanne Khan might have ended their marriage, but they make it a point to maintain cordial relations.

26 Aug 2017


Delhi: Excess fee notice compels schools to start fee refunding

On 21 Aug, Delhi's government served show-cause notices to 449 private schools, including DPS Mathura Road and Pusa Road's Springdales, over the charging of excess fees by them.

25 Aug 2017


Ganesh Chaturthi: Popular Ganeshotsav mandals to visit in Mumbai

Mumbai is celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi in full-swing with over 7,600 mandals. Here are the popular mandals one should not miss:

02 Aug 2017


Extended festive season with mega Flipkart and Amazon sales

It's an extended festive season this year, both at home and at stores. Ganesh Chaturthi is arriving at the end of this month, two weeks earlier than 2016, and so is the online sale extravaganza.

24 Jul 2017


Karnataka: State govt to open 900 liquor stores

Following huge dent in Karnataka's excise revenue in light of SC banning sale of alcohol on highways, state government is all set to open 900 liquor stores across Karnataka, including 30 in Bengaluru.

19 Apr 2017


Marathi schools left with vacant seats, parents opt-for English institutes

After organizing four rounds of admissions, schools in Mumbai have managed to fill only 2,663 out of 7,449 seats reserved for students coming through Right to Education.