Ganesh idols made during Ganesh Chaturthi festival at Khairatabad near
In 2008, the huge Khairatabad Ganesh will appear seated on a throne. Khairatabad Vinayaka Chavithi Ganesh idol was last seen in seated posture in 1982. The Ganesha idol in 2008 is flanked on the right side by Aadi Shakti in the backdrop with Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva in the foreground. To the left of the Ganesha is Lord with his consort Parvathi and Goddess Ganga.
Government talks a lot about eco-friendly Ganeshas but there is no major drive on the part of authorities to create awareness. The government is also not willing to financially help people who are making nature friendly Ganesh idols. Another major issue is the lack of clay and other natural raw materials.