Ancient Ganesha idol at Avancha in Mahbubnagar district of AP, Gundu Ganapathi

Nearly 1000 years old Ganesha idol at Avancha village (Thimmagjipet mandal) in Mahbubnagar district in Andha Pradesh is lying in a neglected state since hundreds of years. The Vinayaka idol, also known as ‘Gundu Ganapathi’ is believed to be carved out around 1140 AD by a Western Chalukya King called ‘Thylapudu’.

As it has the history of nearly thousand years, it is the duty of Department of Archaeology to initiate measures to protect the rock Ganesha idol.

On Vinayaka Chavithi (Ganesh Chaturthi) only, devotees throng Gundu Ganapati and offer some pujas. Otherwise there will be no one to light a single lamp at the giant Ganesh idol. The idol is of 30-foot height and 24-foot width.

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  1. Vinod bvk says:

    Happy to say the idol is my village.

  2. B.MANNEMAIAH says:

    I AM PROUD OF YOU VERY HAPPY THANKS ALL MY VILLAGERS

  3. B.MANNEMAIAH says:

    I AM PROUD FO YOU VERY HAPPY THANKS ALL MY VILLAGERS

  4. B.MANNEMAIAH says:

    VERY HAPPY 1000 YEARS OLD GANESH idol IN AVANCHA GUNDU GANAPATHI IN AVANCHA RAATHI VINAYAKA VIGRAHAM IN AVANCHA I AM VERY VERY HAPPY AND PROUD TO BE ONE OF THE VILLAGERS