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In a statement, the BMC said that it has also asked the mandals to sanitise the pandals properly and follow all the social distancing norms strictly.(PTI)

BMC asks Navratri mandals to arrange online darshan of idols

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 09, 2020 07:03 PM IST
The Maharashtra government has already issued guidelines and capped the height of the goddess Durga idols to four feet for the mandals and two feet for the household ones.
A person with a video camera at the Kasba Ganpati Mandal where online darshan services have been arranged.(HT PHOTO)
A person with a video camera at the Kasba Ganpati Mandal where online darshan services have been arranged.(HT PHOTO)

Online darshans to smaller idols make fest unique in Pune

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Shalaka Shinde
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2020 06:03 PM IST
To catch a glimpse of the well-known Ganpati idols like Lalbaugcha Raja, Dagdusheth Ganpati and other, the devotees will have to log in online instead of in-person darshan
Artists colouring Kasba Ganapati Idol at a studio in Katraj.(Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)
Artists colouring Kasba Ganapati Idol at a studio in Katraj.(Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)

Mandal to distribute 121 ‘Kasba Ganpati’ idols among devotees; organise online programmes

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Dheeraj Bengrut
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2020 08:39 PM IST
The registration process for the same has already begun and till now more than 3,000 people from across the state and country have registered
Maya and Rekha, the sisters of Indian Idol winner Sunny, in jubilant mood in Bathinda on Monday. The family is eagerly awaiting the singing sensation’s return.(Sanjeev Kumar/HT)
Maya and Rekha, the sisters of Indian Idol winner Sunny, in jubilant mood in Bathinda on Monday. The family is eagerly awaiting the singing sensation’s return.(Sanjeev Kumar/HT)

Bathinda’s Indian Idol believed in his dream of making it big as a singer despite poverty

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Sachin Kumar
UPDATED ON FEB 24, 2020 05:03 PM IST
Family, friends celebrate shoeshine boy turned singer Sunny Hindustani’s win by dancing to the dhol; sisters recall how he was firm on achieving big and pleaded with his mother for that one chance to audition
HT Image
HT Image

21-year-old Bathinda shoeshiner is a singing sensation in Indian Idol

Hindustan Times, Bathinda | By Sachin Kumar, Bathinda
PUBLISHED ON OCT 16, 2019 01:10 AM IST
The idol made by Amit Sonawane; (below) the clay idol made by an 18-year-old.(praful gangurde/ht photo)
The idol made by Amit Sonawane; (below) the clay idol made by an 18-year-old.(praful gangurde/ht photo)

Thane residents make their own eco-friendly idols

Thane | By Ankita G Menon, Thane
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2019 01:41 AM IST
“Every year, we feature the current affairs for theme. The entire backdrop is made of cardboard,” said Sajesh Patil, 30. The family has been putting up a pandal for 33 years.
The event, according to the organisers, is supported by the government agencies like GHMC, HMDA, Electricity Board, Police Department etc.(ANI image)
The event, according to the organisers, is supported by the government agencies like GHMC, HMDA, Electricity Board, Police Department etc.(ANI image)

India’s tallest idol of Lord Ganesh weighing 50 tonnes ready for devotees

Hyderabad (Telangana) | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2019 09:12 AM IST
The Ganesh idol weighs approximately 50 tonnes and will be open for worship from September 2 afternoon, post a grand puja (ritual) done in the presence of Governor ESL Narasimhan and the first lady of the state.
The hands of Naik Anil Kumar’s statue (centre), who died in the line of duty, were broken.(Sourced)
The hands of Naik Anil Kumar’s statue (centre), who died in the line of duty, were broken.(Sourced)

Army man’s statue, goddess’ idol vandalised in Gurugram

Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2019 01:30 AM IST
Police said the incident took place around 1am at a memorial and the temple, built adjacent to each other, in the village on Rewari-Pataudi road.
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - JUNE 15: India captain MS Dhoni celebrates as Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq is bowled by Ravindra Jadeja during the ICC Champions Trophy match between India and Pakiatan at Edgbaston on June 15, 2013 in Birmingham, England.(Getty Images)
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - JUNE 15: India captain MS Dhoni celebrates as Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq is bowled by Ravindra Jadeja during the ICC Champions Trophy match between India and Pakiatan at Edgbaston on June 15, 2013 in Birmingham, England.(Getty Images)

ICC World Cup 2019: Former Pakistan captain picks MS Dhoni as his idol in Indian team

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2020 09:55 PM IST
Misbah was asked to pick his idol from the Indian side during a World Cup special show on India Today. The former Pakistan captain first took Tendulkar’s name, mentioning the little master as his batting idol but was quick to change his choice to Dhoni overall
The fame of successful sportspersons such as Cristiano Ronaldo blind their followers in to believing that their icons can’t do any wrong.(Getty Images)
The fame of successful sportspersons such as Cristiano Ronaldo blind their followers in to believing that their icons can’t do any wrong.(Getty Images)

Because idols can’t err. Or can they?

Hindustan Times | By Soumya Bhattacharya
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2018 05:45 PM IST
SPINOFF: It’s not fair to expect elite athletes to be role models in terms of personal conduct, writes Soumya Bhattacharya
Ganesh idols are seen floating in the polluted Yamuna river after immersion of the idols on the last day of Ganesh Chaturthi , at ITO in New Delhi, India, on Monday, September 24, 2018.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Ganesh idols are seen floating in the polluted Yamuna river after immersion of the idols on the last day of Ganesh Chaturthi , at ITO in New Delhi, India, on Monday, September 24, 2018.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Yamuna littered as idols, debris remain uncleared

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2018 09:39 AM IST
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Monday directed all states to strictly comply with the guidelines laid down by the Central Pollution Control Board on idol immersions
Environmentalists said hundreds of idols have been immersed over the past seven days at the site.(Sunjoy Monga/The Yuhina Canopy)
Environmentalists said hundreds of idols have been immersed over the past seven days at the site.(Sunjoy Monga/The Yuhina Canopy)

Unsold idols, faith in nature sink in this Mumbai lake

Hindustan Times | By Badri Chatterjee, Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2018 02:07 PM IST
Despite an artificial lake in the vicinity, floral waste, debris, Ganesh idols being immersed at biodiversity-rich Lokhandwala lake
Police have registered an FIR in this connection against three named and 20 to 25 unnamed persons on a complaint lodged by the district secretary of the Hindu Yuva Vahini.
Police have registered an FIR in this connection against three named and 20 to 25 unnamed persons on a complaint lodged by the district secretary of the Hindu Yuva Vahini.

Four arrested after idols of Hindu gods desecrated, pictures burnt in UP village

Press Trust of India, Ballia | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON APR 23, 2018 01:59 PM IST
Superintendent of Police says the idols and pictures of the gods were taken out from some houses in the Harijan Basti, Dalit Tola, and set ablaze amid sloganeering.
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