As the ten-day Ganeshotsava comes to a close with the visarjan yatra, here’s a quick round-up of the festival that took the country, especially Mumbai, by a storm of festive, holy air.
As the 11-day Ganeshostav festivities draw to a close, this year Mumbai witnesses its maximum share of eco-friendly concepts for idols and decorations as compared to previous years.
The room from where the Twitter team of the Mumbai police operates has become a virtual control room since September 5 (the start of Ganeshotsav). Reason: incessant queries and complaints related to the festival on their Twitter handle, @MumbaiPolice.
The Legal Metrology Organisation (LMO) registered at least 60 cases of overcharging, short-delivery and wrong declaration against sweet and decoration shops just before the start of Ganeshotsav.
After Day 5, the sixth day of Ganeshotsav too saw restrictions on noise levels being violated as activists recorded sound levels much above permissible limits at several locations in the city, including Silence Zones on the occasion of Gauri Visarjan on Saturday.
The death of a local in an accident that was caused due to a pothole propelled a Vikhroli mandal to decorate its pandal using the ‘Pothole-free Mumbai’ theme this Ganeshotsav.
For 29-year-old Munira Shaikh, visiting pandals during Ganesh Chaturthi is nothing out of the ordinary. She has been pandal hopping during the Ganeshotsav ever since she was a kid.
A woman police officer on Monday registered a case with Kalachowkie police station against a resident of Ganesh Nagar, the residential area around the famous Lalbaugcha Raja pandal, for allegedly assaulting her.