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In Hyderabad, more than Rs 1 crore is to be spent on the preparation of the Khairthabad Ganesh idol this year, says the organiser

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Khairatabad Ganesh idol is known for its height and is the tallest Ganesh idol in India this year. More than Rs 1 crore will be spent on the preparation of Hyderabad’s tallest Khairthabad Ganesh. Interestingly, this year, the committee has decided to install clay Ganesh (Eco-friendly) idols instead of POP.

Naresh, a devotee, while talking to ANI, said, “Every year POP Ganesh idol is made but this year, clay Ganesh idol is being prepared and it is good that we are encouraging eco-friendly Ganesh idols. It has been decades since the Ganesh idol will be installed here in Khairthabad. Artists have come from Chennai to do clay work. 50 to 100 people are working here on this idol who have come from different states, he said.

Another devotee said, “We come to see the preparation of the Khairthabad Ganesh idol here every year. Many people will visit here to see the biggest Ganesh idol in Hyderabad.

Raj Kumar, Khairthabad Ganesh Utsav committee organiser, said that in the year 1954, Shakeriah Ji started installing Ganesh’s idol here.

Every year, we have increased by 1 foot in height. In 2015, 60 years was completed and we organisers thought we will reduce size every year but the devotees said the speciality of this Khairthabad Ganesh is height and asked us not to reduce size.

In these 68 years, first time, we have decided to install clay, Ganesh.

This year around, 150 artists are working on this idol. Already paints have started coming from 5 different states Orissa, Tamil Nadu, Kolkata, Maharastra and Andhra Pradesh. It takes 80 days to complete the idol and from June 1st, we have begun the work.

The darshan for devotees will start on August 31.

Telengana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao and state Governor Tamilasai Soundararajan have been invited for inauguration.

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