Ganesh Chaturthi LIVE: PM Modi, Other Leaders Wish Citizens As Celebrations Begin Across India

Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated in the states of Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Gujarat among other states.

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Ganesh Chaturthi LIVE: PM Modi, Other Leaders Wish Citizens As Celebrations Begin Across India

Ganesh Chaturthi 2018: The sales of eco-friendly Ganesh idols have seen a sharp rise this year.

New Delhi: 

Ganesh Chaturthi, a 10-day festival celebrated around the country, especially in Maharashtra, starts today. Devotees of Lord Ganesh are all set to celebrate the festival with colourful processions, music and dance. The festival is celebrated in the states of Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Gujarat among other states. Apart from installation of the large Ganesh idols, the celebration is marked with the deity's idol at home and elaborate pandals.

Elaborate arrangements have been made by the Mumbai Traffic Police to ensure smooth flow of traffic and prevent inconvenience to commuters. In Bangalore, Ganesh Chaturthi is being celebrated keeping in mind the environment. Ganesh idols made of sugarcane are being widely used. Even in Maharashtra, an eco-friendly Ganesh idol in Kharadi village of Aurangabad. In Hyderabad, the devotees are preferring the idols made of mud instead of Plaster of Paris. The sales of eco-friendly Ganesh idols have seen a sharp rise this year in the city.

Eco-friendly Ganesha idols are those that are made out of clay, natural fibres, papers and other bio-degradable materials.

Here are the live updates on Ganesh Chaturthi




Sep 13, 2018
18:29 (IST)
A 57 feet-tall Ganesha idol at Khairatabad Ganesh Utsav in Hyderabad 

Sep 13, 2018
17:07 (IST)
Gowd Saraswat Brahman (GSB) Ganesh mandal, which is believed to be Mumbai's richest mandal decorated the idol with 70 kilograms of gold and 350 kilograms of silver donated by devotees in past 64 years to the mandal.


Sep 13, 2018
15:49 (IST)
Veteran actor Nana Patekar and his family bring home Lord Ganesha's idol on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi

Sep 13, 2018
15:38 (IST)
Ganesh Chaturthi 2018: Here's Why Ganpati Bappa Loves Modak or Laddoo
Ganesh Chaturthi 2018 or Vinayak Chaturthi 2018: Soft modak or laddu is believed to be Lord Ganesha's favourite food and there is a famous story behind it.
Sep 13, 2018
15:38 (IST)
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and his family bring home a Ganesha idol on Ganesh Chaturthi.
Sep 13, 2018
15:28 (IST)
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari celebrates Ganesh Chaturthi with his family in Nagpur 

Sep 13, 2018
14:41 (IST)
For Ganesh Chaturthi, A Special 580 Kg Laddoo Prepared In Andhra Pradesh
Ganesh Chaturthi: The giant laddoo is made up with 220 kg of sugar, 145 kg of cow ghee, 175 kg of bengal gram and dry fruits.
Sep 13, 2018
14:37 (IST)
Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu and his wife Usha at their residence on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi
Sep 13, 2018
14:21 (IST)
Ganesh Chaturthi 2018: Maharashtra Celebrates Amid 'Ganpati Bappa Morya' Chants
Ganesh Chaturthi, also known as Vinayak Chaturthi, is celebrated across the country as birthday of Lord Ganesha.
Sep 13, 2018
14:13 (IST)
Former Australian Cricketer Brett Lee at Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations in Mumbai
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Sep 13, 2018
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Visuals from Puliakulam's Vinayagar Temple in Coimbatore, on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi
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People visit Nagpur's Tekdi Ganesh temple in Maharashtra on the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi
Sep 13, 2018
12:09 (IST)
Drones Used For Surveillance Of Idol Ganesh Idol Decorated With Gold

Ganesh idol at Sion East's GSB Seva Mandal in Mumbai is is decorated with more than 70 kg 23-carat gold.

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