Devotees make 580 kg laddu for Lord Ganesha this year

Representational image of Laddu preparation
Ganesh Chaturthi which is being celebrated across the country today, has been made more special with a 580 kilogram laddu, prepared by a Tapeswaram-based sweet firm.
Suruchi Foods of Tapeswaram prepared the maha prasadam for Lord Vinayaka of Film Nagar, Hyderabad, where it has been sending laddus for the last several years. It was transported to Film Nagar Wednesday evening.


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It will be brought to Khairatabad Ganesh Mandap later in the day. The Prasadam will be distributed among the people after the completion of Pooja.

The huge Laddu, a dessert of Indian sub-continent, prepared by PVVV Mallikarjuna Rao aka Malle Babu was made up with 220 kg of sugar, 145 kg of cow ghee, 175 kg of Bengal gram, 25 kg of Cashew nuts, 13 kg of almonds, 3 kg of cardamom, 1kg of green camphor.

The Hindu festival is dedicated to the Lord of new beginnings, Ganesha. The celebration is marked with the installation of the deity’s idol at home and at elaborate pandals. The 10-day festival ends with the final immersion – also called the Visarjan – of an idol of Lord Ganesha. The prime minister wished the countrymen on the occassion.

Celebrated with great fanfare in India, especially in Maharashtra, a unique effort has been made in Aurangabad city, where the Swami Ganesh Pratishthan Mandal installed an eco-friendly Ganesh idol in Kharadi village of Aurangabad.

Devotees in Bengaluru also added a touch of eco-friendliness in their celebrations as they made an idol using sugarcane, shunning Plaster of Paris.

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