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Biggest Ganapati Idol for Ganesh Chaturthi Puja 2009 at Visakhapatnam – At 58 Feet – World’s Tallest Eco-Friendly Ganesha Idol

The Lord Vinayaka idol installed by the Gajuwaka Sampath Vinayaka Youth Association at Gajuwaka in Visakhapatnam (Vizag) in Andhra Pradesh has broken the record of the tallest Ganesha idol for Ganesh Chaturthi Puja. It is 58 ft tall and nearly 10 feet taller than the Hyderabad Khairatabad Ganesha idol that stands at 48 feet. The Gajuwaka Sampath Vinayaka Youth Association should be appreciated for making this huge idol with eco-friendly products.

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.

Nivedita Ganguly writes in the Hindu

The total cost of the setup was Rs.18 lakhs (1.8 million rupees). It was the skilled workmanship of 20 workers from West Bengal and 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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