ASHTAVINAYAK

1. BALLALESHWAR, PALI In the Konkan Pallir village now known as Pali there lived a young boy Ballal who was a very sincere devotee of Lord Ganesh. Son of a rich businessman, his pre-occupation with worship at a young age displeased his father. Ballal spent a large part of his time in worship and influenced his friends to do so…

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A DIVINE DREAM

GANPAT SATOSKAR Redi is a small coastal village that belongs to the district of Sindhudurg in Maharashtra. Originally known as Revati or Redipattanam, Redi is located very close to the shores of the majestic Arabian Sea, just across the border of Goa and is dotted with plenty of coconut trees. The Ganapati temple of Redi is located approximately 30 kms from…

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MAH: PNG JEWELLERS LAUNCHES SECOND EDITION OF DAJIKAKA GADGIL KARANDAK

MUMBAI: PNG Jewellers announced its second edition of the one act play competition ‘Dajikaka Gadgil Karandak’ celebrated to commemorate the founder Late Shri Dajikaka Gadgil, who took great pride in promoting art & culture. It is a Maharashtra State Level competition, the participation entry forms for which will be available at all PNG Jewellers outlets including Pune, Mumbai, Ahmednagar,…

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GOA: AARTI ALBUM LAUNCH BY SHREE DADESHWAR AARTI MANDAL

BRITTONA (GOA): Shree Dadeshwar Aarti Mandal, Bhandarvada, Brittona, have recently launched their album by name ‘Aarti Dadeshwara’. The album launch ceremony was organised on Sunday, July 30, at Shree Dadeshwar Mandap, Bhandarwada at Brittona. Dr. Pandurang Phaldesai, ex member secretary Kala Academy, Dr. Govind Kale, ex programme development officer Kala Academy, Narayan Navti, additional chief election officer Goa state and Durgakumar…

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GHUMAT- SOUND OF GOAN FOLK

RAHUL KAMAT Ghumat forms an integral part of Goan folk music. Team TNV speaks to Manoj Parab a young Goan who is on a mission to unite Goans in the spirit of Goemkarponn through this musical instrument. Q. What inspired you to promote Ghumat? – In a time when we have people talking about Goem and Goemkarponn, we met another Goemkar…

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ENJOYING MONSOON THE GOEMKAR WAY

“Enjoying rains in Goa may never be the same like how we used to in our childhood. It’s what the present generation misses, travelling in air conditioned cars,” says Rohan Mayenkar, a resident of Curtorim, fondly remembering his school days and the fun he had in rains. Rains have always been close to the hearts of Goans, for religious, emotional…

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MARCEL’S POPULAR ‘CHIKHAL KALO’ CELEBRATED ON JULY 6

PONDA (GOA): The most awaited and amusing festival of mud bath- ‘Chikhal Kalo’ was celebrated on the Devki Krishna temple ground, in the village of Marcel, Ponda on July 6. The festival is celebrated two days after ‘Ashadi Ekadashi,’ and it is dedicated to the adolescent form of Lord Krishna. The festival is an attempt to recreate the games that he…

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PEOPLE OF COLMOROD AND RATWADDO GEAR UP FOR SAN JOAO CELEBRATIONS

MARGAO (GOA): O Re San Joao, a traditional form of San Joao celebrations will be organised for the fourth consecutive year on June 24 at Colmorod, near Keni Furnitures, Margao. The event, coceptualised by former chairperson of MMC Savio Coutinho, is being held with great enthusiasm wherein one can witness people of all ages participating in the various activities held…

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ASIA’S FIRST CHRISTIAN ART MUSEUM AT OLD GOA TO BE SHUT DOWN FOR TWO YEARS

Old Goa (Goa): Asia’s first ever Christian Art Museum located at Old Goa, near here, is heading for a major renovation and upgradation due to which it would be shut down for next around two years, a senior official said today. “The Museum has embarked on a major, exciting and prestigious project aimed to keep pace with present day World…

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CONGRESS WANTS A GALLERY OF GOA FREEDOM FIGHTERS UNVEILED IN THE STATE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY

Panaji (GOA): Ahead of State Revolution Day on June 18, the Former Congress Union Minister Eduardo Faleiro has urged State Legislative Assembly Speaker Dr Pramod Sawant to have a gallery of portraits of Goa’s freedom fighters, who fought mercilessly for the State’s freedom from Portuguese rule. Addressing media persons on Friday, Faleiro said that there are several freedom fighters right…

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