A guide to Ganesh mandal hopping in Pune: Eight of the city’s most revered mandals

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People offer prayers at the Kasba Ganpati mandal, which is celebrating the 125th year of the Ganesh Festival, in Kasba Peth on Sunday. Kasba Ganpati is the ‘Manache Ganpati’ in the city. (Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)

People offer prayers at the Kasba Ganpati mandal, which is celebrating the 125th year of the Ganesh Festival, in Kasba Peth on Sunday. Kasba Ganpati is the ‘Manache Ganpati’ in the city. (Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)

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The Tambdi Jogeshwari Ganpati Mandal. (Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)

The Tambdi Jogeshwari Ganpati Mandal. (Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)

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The Guruji Talim Ganpati Mandal. (Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)

The Guruji Talim Ganpati Mandal. (Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)

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The Tulshibaug Ganpati Mandal. (Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)

The Tulshibaug Ganpati Mandal. (Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)

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The Kesari Wada Ganpati Mandal. (Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)

The Kesari Wada Ganpati Mandal. (Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)

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The Akhil Mandai Ganpati Mandal. (Sanket Wankhade/HT PHOTO)

The Akhil Mandai Ganpati Mandal. (Sanket Wankhade/HT PHOTO)

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The Dagdusheth Ganpati Mandal. (Pratham Gokhale/HT PHOTO)

The Dagdusheth Ganpati Mandal. (Pratham Gokhale/HT PHOTO)

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The Bhausaheb Rangari Ganpati Mandal. (Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)

The Bhausaheb Rangari Ganpati Mandal. (Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)

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A woman takes a selfie at during the Ganesh Festival in Dagdusheth Halwai for Ganeshotsav, Pune on Saturday. (Pratham Gokhale/HT PHOTO)

A woman takes a selfie at during the Ganesh Festival in Dagdusheth Halwai for Ganeshotsav, Pune on Saturday. (Pratham Gokhale/HT PHOTO)

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Over 30 thousand women chant Ganpati Atharvshirsha at Dagdusheth Halwai on Saturday. (Pratham Gokhale/HT PHOTO)

Over 30 thousand women chant Ganpati Atharvshirsha at Dagdusheth Halwai on Saturday. (Pratham Gokhale/HT PHOTO)

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Women raise their hands during a prayer at Dagdusheth Halwai in Pune on Saturday. (Pratham Gokhale/HT PHOTO)

Women raise their hands during a prayer at Dagdusheth Halwai in Pune on Saturday. (Pratham Gokhale/HT PHOTO)

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VV Harish and his kids doing Ganpati poojan in Pune on Saturday. (Sanket Wankhade/HT PHOTo)

VV Harish and his kids doing Ganpati poojan in Pune on Saturday. (Sanket Wankhade/HT PHOTo)

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Saurabh Gadgil (third from right), grandson of P N Gadgil Jewellers founder Late Shri Anant ’Dajikaka’ Gadgil alongwith wife Radhika, sons Yash and Aditya, mother Vaishaali and father Vidyadhar celebrate Ganesh festival at their home in Pune on Saturday. (Pratham Gokhale/HT PHOTO)

Saurabh Gadgil (third from right), grandson of P N Gadgil Jewellers founder Late Shri Anant ’Dajikaka’ Gadgil alongwith wife Radhika, sons Yash and Aditya, mother Vaishaali and father Vidyadhar celebrate Ganesh festival at their home in Pune on Saturday. (Pratham Gokhale/HT PHOTO)

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Devotees immersing an idol of Lord Ganesh in a tank in Pune on Saturday. (ht photo)

Devotees immersing an idol of Lord Ganesh in a tank in Pune on Saturday. (ht photo)

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People immersed one and half day old Ganesha idols in Mula River at Amruteshwar Ghat in Pune on Saturday. (Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)

People immersed one and half day old Ganesha idols in Mula River at Amruteshwar Ghat in Pune on Saturday. (Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)

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Students of various schools participate in making eco friendly Ganesh idols at Sanas ground in Pune. (Pratham Gokhale/HT PHOTO)

Students of various schools participate in making eco friendly Ganesh idols at Sanas ground in Pune. (Pratham Gokhale/HT PHOTO)

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Two schoolchildren engrossed in making the idol. (Pratham Gokhale/HT PHOTO)

Two schoolchildren engrossed in making the idol. (Pratham Gokhale/HT PHOTO)

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Students of various schools hold up the Ganesh idols that they made after breaking the world record. (Pratham Gokhale/HT PHOTO)

Students of various schools hold up the Ganesh idols that they made after breaking the world record. (Pratham Gokhale/HT PHOTO)

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Three thousand eighty two students made the idols together to set a Guinness World Record. (Pratham Gokhale/HT PHOTO)

Three thousand eighty two students made the idols together to set a Guinness World Record. (Pratham Gokhale/HT PHOTO)

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Schoolchildren share a light moment after setting a Guinness world record. (Pratham Gokhale/HT PHOTO)

Schoolchildren share a light moment after setting a Guinness world record. (Pratham Gokhale/HT PHOTO)

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Children happily showcasing the idols that they made. (Pratham Gokhale/HT PHOTO)

Children happily showcasing the idols that they made. (Pratham Gokhale/HT PHOTO)

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A girl tries to ensure that the Ganesh idol she made does not collapse while sitting pillion on a scooter. (Pratham Gokhale/HT PHOTO)

A girl tries to ensure that the Ganesh idol she made does not collapse while sitting pillion on a scooter. (Pratham Gokhale/HT PHOTO)

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Surendra Bhat showcases the ecofriendly Ganesh Idols at his shop in Narayan Peth in Pune. (Pratham Gokhale/ Hindustan Times) (Pratham Gokhale/HT PHOTO)

Surendra Bhat showcases the ecofriendly Ganesh Idols at his shop in Narayan Peth in Pune. (Pratham Gokhale/ Hindustan Times) (Pratham Gokhale/HT PHOTO)

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Students of New English School display idols made by them for sale at the campus in Pune. (Pratham Gokhale/ HT Photo) (Pratham Gokhale/HT PHOTO)

Students of New English School display idols made by them for sale at the campus in Pune. (Pratham Gokhale/ HT Photo) (Pratham Gokhale/HT PHOTO)

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Decorative products made from recycled waste on display at eCoexist Enterprises. (Sanket Wankhade/HT PHOTO) (Sanket Wankhade/HT PHOTO)

Decorative products made from recycled waste on display at eCoexist Enterprises. (Sanket Wankhade/HT PHOTO) (Sanket Wankhade/HT PHOTO)

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Ecofriendly Ganesh idols aim at welcoming the elephant-headed God with fervour this year and keeping the environment clean at the same time. (Pratham Gokhale/ Hindustan Times) (Pratham Gokhale/HT PHOTO)

Ecofriendly Ganesh idols aim at welcoming the elephant-headed God with fervour this year and keeping the environment clean at the same time. (Pratham Gokhale/ Hindustan Times) (Pratham Gokhale/HT PHOTO)

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Lolita Gupta, co-founder of eCoexist Enterprises, showcases ecofriendly decor for Ganesh festival. (Sanket Wankhade/HT PHOTO) (Sanket Wankhade/HT PHOTO)

Lolita Gupta, co-founder of eCoexist Enterprises, showcases ecofriendly decor for Ganesh festival. (Sanket Wankhade/HT PHOTO) (Sanket Wankhade/HT PHOTO)

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Ecofriendly Ganesh idols as against PoP idols are made from biodegradable materials and thus do not harm the environment. (Pratham Gokhale/ HT PHOTO) (Pratham Gokhale/HT PHOTO)

Ecofriendly Ganesh idols as against PoP idols are made from biodegradable materials and thus do not harm the environment. (Pratham Gokhale/ HT PHOTO) (Pratham Gokhale/HT PHOTO)

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At eCoexist, the idols and the decor is made from biodegradable materials showing that creative decor need not be harmful to the nature. (Sanket Wankhade/HT PHOTO) (Sanket Wankhade/HT PHOTO)

At eCoexist, the idols and the decor is made from biodegradable materials showing that creative decor need not be harmful to the nature. (Sanket Wankhade/HT PHOTO) (Sanket Wankhade/HT PHOTO)

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