Ganesh Chaturthi 2022: AP organisers go all out, build tallest idol in Telugu states

The 102-feet clay Ganesh idol is the tallest in both Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Twenty artists from Kolkata worked hard to create the idol. Sarweshwar Reddy sponsored the idol and spent Rs. 20 lakhs to host the event. The artisans used about two tonnes of clay which was brought from Kolkata.

By Sri Lakshmi Muttevi  Published on  4 Sep 2022 8:01 AM GMT
Ganesh Chaturthi 2022: AP organisers go all out, build tallest idol in Telugu states

Amaravati: Organisers are going all out for Ganesh Chaturthi 2022 which is being celebrated after two years due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Giving tough competition to many idols in the Telugu states, a 102-feet clay Ganesha idol was erected at Dondaparthy in Visakhapatnam and an 89-feet idol at the Lanka grounds in Gajuwaka. They are the two tallest idols in the two Telugu states.

Hard work of 20 artisans

The 102-feet clay Ganesha idol is the tallest in both Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Twenty artists from Kolkata worked hard to create the idol. Sarweshwar Reddy sponsored the idol and spent Rs. 20 lakhs to host the event. The artisans used about two tonnes of clay which was brought from Kolkata.

Eco-friendly Kailasa Viswaroopa Ganesha

The Gajuwaka idol meanwhile is a plastic-free idol that has been made using eco-friendly and biodegradable products. Artisans used 4.5 tonnes of clay brought from Koppaka village in Eluru. About 170 people, including artisans from Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana (Khairatabad artist), Odisha, and West Bengal worked for 45 days.

"This year, it is 'Kailasa Viswaroopa Ganesha' designed with the three faces of Ganesha, Shiva, and Parvathi," said organiser K. Ganesh Kumar. He spent Rs. 20 lakhs on the idol while Sri Bhaktanjaneya Vari Suruchi Foods in Tapeswaram sponsored a 35 kg laddu.

Themed Ganeshas

While the two tallest Ganesha idols are popular in the two states, themed Ganesha idols have also caught the attention of social media users. Organisers have thought out of the box to make each idol creative. Tirupati district has 'Thummalagunta Pineapple Ganesh' and 'Rudraksha Ganesh'. This year, Anantapuram district stood out with many themed idola. One can see a Ganesha idol with peacock feathers, a Ganesha depicting Disha, one made with thermocol, 'Jai Kisan-Jai Jawan' Ganesha, a Ganesha idol made with biscuits, and a DJ Ganesha.



A few districts this year showed their love for film actors and went for RRR Ganesha and Pushpa Ganesha.



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