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Modern Ganesha in town

Arpita Kala, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, September 06, 2013
First Published: 17:31 IST(6/9/2013) | Last Updated: 01:47 IST(7/9/2013)

Want to add a contemporary zing to your Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations? Just jazz up your pad with quirky and lovable Ganpati statues that are sure to be a conversation starter at every party.

The modak-loving elephant deity is associated with imparting wisdom and as the remover of obstacles. With the popularity of a slew of animation movies touting him as devotees’ ‘friend,’ we envision the lovable Ganpati in his contemporary avtaars and bring you some of the edgiest Ganpati decor options in the market.

Go ahead, choose your favourite one and rejoice in the revelry!

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Trivia on the festival
Ganesh Chaturthi is an annual festival to honour Ganpati for ten days. The festival begins with people bringing in clay idols of Ganesha, symbolising Ganesha’s visit and culminates on the day of Ananta Chaturdashi, when idols (murtis) of Ganesha are immersed in a water body.

During the Indian independence struggle, social reformer Bal Gangadhar Tilak transformed this festival, which was earlier a mainstay in Pune, into a national public event to generate nationalistic fervour among people against the colonial rule.

Catch the deity in a playful mode 
Price: Rs. 1,709
Available at: fabfurnish.com

Celebrate and yet stay true to your quirky style with Ganpati in his batsman, doctor and bookworm avatars.
Price: (Clockwise) Rs. 1,250, Rs. 1,050 and Rs. 875. Available at: craftsvilla.com

Give a twist to time and get in the festive mode with a funky clock. Price: Rs. 599, Available at: tradus.com

Light up the modern way with an eclectic table lamp. Price: Rs. 1,045, Available at: fabfurnish.com

Serve your guests in the festive spirit with this urli.
Price: Rs. 18,000
Available at:
Moha India, Rajiv Gandhi Handicrafts Bhawan, Baba Kharak Singh Marg


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