Tag Archives: Ganesh Chaturthi

Send-off Goan style. While wandering in Dhargalim, Goa, one late evening in September, I happened upon the home of Santosh Khanolkar on the edge of a paddy field. It was the final day of the extended Ganesh Chaturthi festival and the family was preparing its traditional visarjan (final rites before immersion of the idol). They […]

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Traditional artists at work. The festival of Ganesh Chaturthi is just around the corner and artists in Goa are imparting finishing touches to their Ganeshas. The celebrations begin on September 5 when the idols will be installed in Hindu homes all over Goa for the 2-day festivities. I visited three traditional artists over the past […]

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Salutations to the Portly One and Festival Greetings to all! The festival of Ganesha will be celebrated on Friday, August 29.   Excerpts from my introduction to the Ganesha photo gallery in The Huffington Post, 2010: The story is told that the elephant-headed Ganesha and his brother Kartikeya, the god of war, were once locked […]

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Greetings to all on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi. It is one of the major festivals in Goa and this year the celebrations fall on September 18 through 20. The heavily forested taluka of Sattari in Goa‘s northeast holds some of the most remarkable surprises. This ancient image of Ganesha, embraced by the roots of […]

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