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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 HinduThe 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 us…

Ganesha Idol from 1250 Kg Jaggery and Spices in Chennai for Vinayakar Chaturthi

Innumerable are the ways in which people make Ganapati idols for Ganesh Chaturthi. In Chennai, for Vinayakar Chaturthi 2009, a Ganesha Pandal has created an idol of Lord Ganesha using 1,250 kg of jaggery and spices.Image from Hindustan Times

Lalbaugcha Raja 2013 in Mumbai – Videos - Photo and How to Visit

Lalbaugcha Raja, or Lalbaghcha Raja, in Mumbai is one of the most popular Ganesh Pandals in Mumbai during Ganeshotsav. Lalbaugcha Raja 2013 will be unveiled on September 9. Located at Lalbaug in Mumbai, the Ganesh idol erected here during Ganesh Chaturthi festival is popularly known as Lalbaugcha Raja. It is visited by millions of people during the 12-day Ganesh Chaturthi festival.

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The latest will be available only on September 9, 2012 morning and you will be able to see at the official website.

Official Website: You can get more details about Lalbaugcha Ganeshotsav here at the official website.

Why do we celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi? – The Symbolism

Ganesh Chaturti, or Vinayakar Chaturthi, popularly known as Ganapati Festival is the birthday of Lord Ganesha. Ganesh Utsav falls on the fourth day of waxing phase of moon (Shukla Paksha) in the Hindu month of Bhadrapad (August-September). This is the popular reason why we celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi and there is also a deeper meaning.The Supreme Being that the Hindus worship is formless. ‘That’ is present in all living and non-living. The entire energy source arises in ‘That.’ Unfortunately, it is impossible to imagine That or even give a proper definition to it. The Supreme Truth, or Brahman, can only be realized. Self realization is not that easy and for it one needs tons of patience, devotion, courage and determination. But sadly this is not possible for majority of the human minds that are controlled by the senses. Therefore the Supreme Truth takes a form and arrives among us. And this form is of Lord Ganesha – when you meditate on Him you can listen and see the primordial sound ‘…

World’s Longest Sand Ganesha Idol by Sudarsan Pattnaik – Go Green Message

World famous sand sculptor Sudarshan Pattnaik from Orissa has created a 40ft long Sand Ganesh on PuriBeach in Orissa for Ganesh Chaturthi 2009. Lord Ganesha lies on the beach holding a tree giving the message – Plant trees and reduce Global Warming.Orissa Diary reportsIt took 10 hours and using 17 tones of sand to create this 40 ft long sand Ganesh.‘Lord Ganesha is also called Vinayak (knowledgeable) or Vighneshwer (god to remove obstacles). He is worshipped, or at least remembered, in the beginning of any auspicious performance for blessings and auspiciousness. So I believed that people will accept this message to save the planet from Global Warming’ said Pattnaik.

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