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Tallest Ganesha Idol in Hyderabad weighs 50 tonnes and took 150 workers a total of four months to build this idol of Lord Ganesh
Ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi, the Ganesh Utsava Committee in Khairtabad, Hyderabad here has built a massive 61- feet high idol of the Lord Ganesh, which it claims is the tallest in the country.
"Idol is in Dwadashi Aditya Maha Ganapati avatar which is supposed to give good climate and adequate rainfall as a blessing." Thi being said by Singari Sudershan Mudiraj, chairman and founder of the committee.
"This mandap was started with a small Ganesh of just 1 foot in 1954, by my brother S Shankaraiya, who was also a freedom fighter. From then on, the height kept increasing and it got to an astonishing 60 feet in 2014. We then kept decreasing the height of the idol but this year we decided to increase it to 61 feet," Mudiraj told ANI here.
"It took 150 workers a total of four months to build this idol of Lord Ganesh, which cost approximately ₹one crore. Carpenters, moulders and other workers came from places West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and nearby regions to build the idol," he added.
Mudiraj also spoke about the uniqueness of the statue and the number of devotees who are expected to arrive during the Ganesh festival.
"This Ganesh idol has 12 faces of different gods, 24 hands which are holding different weapons and seven horses in the chariot. We are expecting four to five lakh devotees will come to offer their prayers to the Lord during the period of the festivities," Mudiraj added.
Ganesh Chaturthi, also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi, the festival marking the birth of Ganesha will be celebrated on September 3 this year. The festival is marked with the installation of Ganesha idols privately in homes, or publicly in elaborate pandals.
The above picture is of tallest idol in making for Ganesh Chaturthi 2019
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