At least 300 people including villagers and palm plantation workers lit Maavoli lamps on Sunday.
Bavithran, a first-year college student, began knitting magic with palm fronds when he was 11.
According to police, more than 312 massive idols were placed in Ramanathapuram district and several hundreds in Madurai. In Puliyanthoppu area, 150 kg of vetiver was used for crafting the idol.
Efforts are on to instal only clay idols and raise public awareness, but political support for pandals and PoP idols is creating a hurdle.
Ahead of Ganesh Utsav, celebrated pan-India with fanfare, we made a fun list of looks, books, eats and miscellaneous decorative items so that you don’t have to.
One of the primary directives for the puja committees is to maintain cleanliness and hygiene in the vicinity of the pandals.
Using the leaves of Butea monosperma, Bauhinia vahlii and other edible fruit varieties, tribals are being taught to make eight different products which include leaf plates.
A study, published in Food Additives and Contaminants in August, focused on the presence of synthetic chemicals known as poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in 39 different straw brands.
Christ University professor Saji Varghese developed a patented multi-layered straw that is chemical-free, anti-fungal and hydrophobic, and in 2020, established Sunbird Straws.
Ravindran has been working as a carpenter for over 30 years went viral on social media after a video of the equipment went online.