The Lord Vinayaka idol installed by the Gajuwaka Sampath Vinayaka Youth Association at Gajuwaka in
The tall idol at Gajuwaka is made using clay, dry grass and watercolor.
Hyderabad Khairatabad Ganesha idol which usually measures more than 40 feet used to be the tallest Ganesh idol installed during Ganesh Chaturthi Puja.
The total cost of the setup was Rs.18 lakhs (1.8 million rupees). It was the skilled workmanship of 20 workers from
West Bengaland 45 days of non-stop toil that created the magnificent idol.
“Unlike other idols, we have not used iron, plaster of Paris and oil-based colours. We have only used clay specially brought from Kolkata, dry grass and water-based colours. They give a natural look to the idol and are eco-friendly,” says T. Jagadeesh Reddy, president of the association.
The idol will be dissolved at the same place on August 31.
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