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Biggest Ganesh Idol (Murti) Worshipped in a Temple

One of the Biggest Ganesh Murti (idol) worshipped in a temple is found at Bada Ganapati Temple in Indore in Madhya Pradesh. The height of the Ganapati murti is 25 feet. Built in 1875, one of the amazing aspects of the Ganesha murti is that it is made of numerous materials including metals, brick and natural products. The soil used in the murti is collected from seven holy cities and numerous other sacred spots.

The Murti is made of:
  • Clay bricks
  • Lime stone
  • To reinforce the bricks and limestone – Gud, Methi Dana were used
  • Soil used is collected from Seven Moksha Puris – Ayodhya, Mathura, Maya, Kashi, Kanchi, Avantika, and Dwarka.
  • Soil from stables, cowshed and elephant sanctuary were used as reinforcements.
  • Powder of diamond, emerald, pearl, ruby and topaz were added to the soil mixture.
  • Holy water collected from all major holy rivers associated with Hinduism were used.
  • Gold, silver, copper, brass and iron were also used.