MOG SUNDAYS WITH CRAIG HOBBS THIS NOV

MOG Sundays is an initiative to bring to the public a series of talks, films and expressions from stalwarts of various creative fields, worldwide. The event curated by Dr. Subodh Kerkar is hosted every Sunday from 11:00 am- 1:00 pm at the Museum of Goa.  Join us for a talk by Prof.  G. Craig Hobbs on the topic Transforming experiences of…

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ALL SOUL’S DAY IS AROUND

LAKSHMI BUDKE   Panaji (Goa) With November at our doorsteps, we are almost at the end of the year 2017. How did the whole year just go by! I am sure most of us might be thinking the same but it also the best time of the year, not only because it winter or because of Diwali or Christmas but also…

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SAPTAKOTESHWAR TEMPLE TO BE RESTORED BY DEC 2018

Panaji (Goa) The restoration of the iconic saptakoteshwar temple at Naroa will be completed by December 2018, Minister Vijay Sardessai said today. On April 6, 2019, the temple will complete 350 years since it was raised by Chhatrapti Shivaji Maharaj.  “Hence we have set the target of December 2018 to complete the restoration work,” Sardessai said. The department of archaeology is spending…

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GOA: THIS YEAR, FEAST OF ST FRANCIS XAVIER IS ON DEC 4

Panaji (Goa): As against the usual date of December 3, the feast of St Francis Xavier will be celebrated on December 4 this year. “Since the festival of St Francis Xavier comes in the advent season, which is a time of expectant waiting and preparations for the celebrations of Christmas, the feasts of Saints are not celebrated on Sundays,” Fr Alfred…

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GOA CELEBRATES DIWALI, NARAKASUR EFFIGIES BURNT TO ASHES

Rupesh Samant   Panaji (Goa) As the larger than life effigies of Narakasur were burnt to ashes, the State celebrated Diwali. The rains which has been hitting the State since last few days took a break for a  day allowing Narakasur revelers to display their creativity. Last night, the lanes in cities including Panaji, Margao, Ponda, Vasco and others were packed with…

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SANTER WORSHIP: TRADITION IN GOA

RAJENDRA P. KERKAR   Throughout Goa, from Pernem to Canacona, the cult of Sateri worship is dominating. However, Sattari taluka has a large number of Sateri temples. There are also the sacred groves wherein the forest cover along with the biological wealth has been given protection by the local community. Some of these sacred forests contain the stone sculptures of the…

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THE PLACE WHERE SARAVAJANIK GANESHOTSAV STARTED..

GUNAWANTI PARASTE   Ganesh Chaturthi is the most important cultural event of Pune. Among other famous Hindu festivals, Ganesh Chaturthi is one of the most popular festivals celebrated, not only in Maharashtra but in India as well. However, Pune has its own unique traditions to celebrate this festival. Pune is the birth place of Ganesh festival. People here come together and celebrate…

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THE PAPER GANESHA: A UNIQUE LEGACY OF KHANDEPARKARS

SHRUSHTI   Ganesh Chaturthi, locally known as Chavath, is celebrated with a lot of zeal and enthusiasm in Goa. The Goan households are filled with joy and festivities. Every Goan who stays in cities, flocks back to his native place to celebrate the festival of Lord Ganesha. This festival celebrates the essence of fertility of Mother Nature. As the legend goes,…

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CHATURTHI CELEBRATIONS THROUGH THE AGES

PRITESH NAIK   Ganesh Chaturthi, also known as Chavath, celebrated during the Hindu month of Bhadrapad is a perfect example of how our ancestors connected together and worshipped the lord. Lord Ganesha, known best as the lord of good fortune, is revered in a variety of manners across the state. Every village has its own unique tradition, but the basic thing…

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PIMPALKATTTA SARVAJANIK SHRI GANAPATI UTSAV 60 YEARS AND GOING STRONG

The Pimpalkatta Sarvajanik Shri Ganapati Utsav has completed 60 years since inception and has earned itself the title of the oldest Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav of Goa. This year, The PSSGU will be celebrating its diamond jubilee. Beginning from 1957, it was a small union of some Madgaon bazaarkars who started the Ganeshotsav, and now, the small union has grown to…

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