Five people almost drowned at Girgaon Chowpatty after a boat flipped during the Ganesh Visarjan at Girgaon Chowpatty. All five were rescued by workers of the fire department and taken to Nair hospital for treatment. Among the injured was five-year-old Avani, Kajal Mayor (31), Adan Khan (15), Nilesh Bhoir (18), Anita (16). Nair Hospital informed that of the injured, Anita has been kept in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) but the five-year-old is stable now.
Devotees across the country bid adieu to Lord Ganesha on the last day of the eleven-day festival. Ganesh immersion preparations got into full swing in Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Hyderabad and Bhopal. Amid 'dhol tasha' and bursting firecrackers, people bid farewell to their beloved Ganpati idols. The procession marked traditional fervour and gaiety
Over the weekend, the air-conditioner of the C1 coach on the Madgaon Mumbai AC Double Decker train malfunctioned and commuters tore out the window panes of the train. The annual Ganesh festival has taken a toll on the single line of the Konkan Railway. Every day this railway line has been inundated my numerous problems. Watch this video to see how commuters tore open the windows on the AC train.
Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan was seen taking blessings of Lalbaugcha Raja. He attended the Maha aarti and also performed the pooja at the celebrated Ganesh Pandal. Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar also attended the Lalbaugcha Raja Ganesh pandal with wife Anjali Tendulkar. Lalbaugcha Raja is one of the most visited Ganesh pandals in the world. It is also one of the oldest Ganesh pandals in Mumbai. Several well known personalities and celebrities come to take blessings from Lalbaugcha Raja Ganesha every year.
A unique system called 'ATM- Any Time Modak' was created by a resident of Pune on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi. The inventor, Sanjiv Kulkarni installed a Ganesh Idol inside an ATM Machine to complete the look. Speaking on his creation, Sanjiv Kulkarni said, "It is ATM-Any Time Modak. You'll get a modak through this ATM on inserting a special card. It was an attempt to move forward with technology and culture together." The machine is technically built in a way that one needs to insert a card made especially by Kulkarni to get the Prasad in form of 'Modak'
Several Bollywood celebrities were seen bidding goodbye to lord Ganesha over the weekend. Salman Khan's entire family was seen at Arpita Khan Sharma's Ganesh visarjan. While several Bollywood celebs made an appearance at the event, Salman himself couldn't be a part of the visarjan due to work commitments. Sanjay Dutt bid farewell to an eco-friendly Lord Ganesha over the weekend. He was accompanied by his wife Maanyata and children Shahraan and Iqra. Shilpa Shetty and husband Raj Kundra danced their hearts out at their Ganesh visarjan. Watch this video to know more
Bollywood celebrities are welcoming Lord Ganesha at their homes and celebrating the auspicious occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi with full enthusiasm. Shilpa Shetty Kundra and husband Raj Kundra, Sonu Sood, Ekta Kapoor, Tusshar Kapoor, Divya Dutta, Karanvir Bohra, and others celebrate the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi with their families and friends. From top B-town stars to directors, everyone celebrates this festival with equal fervour. Watch this video as your favourite Bollywood stars worship the lord with happiness and style.
Ganpati festival is here and it is time for one of the biggest celebrations of the year. The city of Mumbai has turned into a place of godliness and sanctity. Vibrant decorations, traditional attire, sweet meats and chants in the praise of lord Ganesha have filled the air of Mumbai. What further brings life into the festival are the pandals which turn into spectacular showground for extravagant festivities. Every Ganesh Chaturthi, millions of devotee throngs to numerous pandals in the city to soak into the devotion and worship lord Ganesha. Here is a list of most famous Ganpati pandals in the city which are a must visit.
Ganesh Chaturthi festival is here again and this calls for the most cherished sweet treat – Modak. There are several places in Mumbai where you can feast on this delicacy. The traditional Ukadiche Modak is made with rice flour and a mixture of coconut, jaggery and cardamom. While Modakam in Prabhadevi specializes in this traditional variety, there are several places around the city that serve various types and flavours of Lord Ganesha’s favourite dessert. Watch this video to know all the places where you can indulge your sweet tooth during Ganesh Chaturthi 2018
Here’s the first look at the Lalbaugcha Raja Mukh Darshan ceremony. The Mukh Darshan ceremony is organised every year by the mandal. Lalbaugcha Raja is the most famous Ganesha in Mumbai and is the most visited Ganpati Pandal in the world. Millions of people visit this Ganesha every day during the 11-day festival. Formerly known as 'Sarvajanik Ganesh Utsav Mandal’, it was founded in 1934. Lalbaugcha Raja is also known as Navsacha Ganpati – the fulfiller of all wishes. In 2018, Lalbaugcha Raja will complete its 85th year. Ganesh Chaturthi will be celebrated on September 13 this year.
Here's an exclusive look at the festivities at Lalbaugcha Raja in Mumbai on day 1 of Ganesh Chaturthi in 2017. Watch the full video
People in Mumbai welcomed a massive idol of Lord Ganesha ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi which will begin on September 13. As colourfully and joyfully Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated, people danced with same enthusiasm while welcoming Ganpati. The 10-day long festival is celebrated with much fervor across Maharashtra, Goa, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.
It’s the time of the year when Mumbai’s beloved Bappa comes for his annual visit. Decorated Pandals, rhythmic nagadas and festival fervour will be sweeping the city soon. However, post the sweetness of Modaks, what will be left is the bitter aftertaste of dumping non-biodegradable idols in the sea. Subsequently, idols made of Plaster of Paris that are toxic for under-water ecology will go straight into the local water bodies. Can we do something about it? This Ganesh Chaturthi, go green with your celebration. As Mumbai gears up for Ganesh Chaturthi, we bring to you five artists in Mumbai who have been paving the way towards greener celebrations by promoting unique eco-friendly Ganeshas. This video explores all the places where Mumbaikars can shop for unique eco-friendly Ganeshas.
As festival of Ganesh Chaturthi concluded on Tuesday, rivers and lakes once again became polluted following immersion of idols across Maharashtra. Locals alleged that the authorities have failed to manage the water bodies without getting polluted. Even the municipal have made several efforts to curtail the practice. Thousands of Ganesha idols were immersed at different locations in Nagpur
Watch this video to see Lalbaugcha Raja as he bid goodbye to millions of worshipers
On the last day of Ganesh Chaturthi, Ranbir Kapoor joined his dad Rishi Kapoor, uncles Randhir and Rajeev Kapoor for Ganpati visarjan procession. Watch video
The priests performed the final aarti of Mumbai's Lalbaugcha Raja before taking it out for visarjan. Watch video here
This is how you can participate in Lalbaugcha Raja aarti without leaving your home
Poonam Pandey, Urvashi Rautela and Bappi Lahiri visit Mumbai's popular Andheri Cha Raja pandal during Ganesh Chaturthi. Watch the video here...
Newly-wedded couple Neil Nitin Mukesh and wife Rukmini Sahay celebrated their first Ganesh Chaturthi together. Watch this video for more details