Among the 60,000 ganesh pandals in Hyderabad, there are very few popular ganapathi mandals. Ganapathi Navaratri utsavams starts on Vinayaka Chavithi (Ganesh Chaturthi) and ends on Anantha Chaturdashi day with Ganesh nimajjanam (immersion). Half of the pandals immerse their Ganeshas by 9th day of ganeshotsav. The list of popular Ganesh pandals in Hyderabad 2011 Ganesh Navaratri utsavams:
Khairatabad Ganesh Utsava Samithi Ganapathi idol
Khairatabad Ganesh Utsava Samithi is celebrating 57th year of Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations in 2011. This is the most popular Ganesh mandal in Hyderabad and it also appears on the list of most famous Ganesh pandals in the world. Theme of Khairatabad Ganesh for this year is 53-foot ‘Garuda Vahana Vishnurupa Ganapathi’ with the replicas of Thiruvananthapuram Anantha Padmanabhaswamy Temple and Vemulawada Raja rajeshwara swamy temple in either side of the mammoth idol. Read more about this mandal here…
Balapur Ganesh Utsava Samithi Ganapathi
Balapur Ganesh Utsava Samithi ganapathi is the first Ganesh mandal to introduce laddu auction. It is also revered as Aadhi Ganapathi or the leading Ganapathi for immersion procession in Hyderabad city. Read more about this mandal here..
Kamalanagar Chaitanyapuri Ganesh idol (Manikanta Bhakta Samajam)
Manikanta Bhakata Samajam of Kamalanagar, Chaitanyapuri, has become popular in very short time. Year by year the mandal has been increasing the size of the idol. In 2011, Chaitanyapuri Ganesh idol is decked as 48-foot ‘Ashtadikpalaka Ganapathi’ with eight small ganeshas performing Abhishekam to eight Shivalingams in 8 directions. Read more about this Ganapathi here..
Gowlipura Ganesh Pandal, Old City
Gowlipura Ganesh Pandal is one of the oldest and popular ganesh utsav samithi in Hyderabad. In 2011, the pandal erected a ganesh idol which is a in the form of Thiruvananthapuram Anantha Padmanabha Swamy idol.
Sri Balveer Bhakta Samaj in Hussaini Alam, Old City
Sri Balveer Bhakta Samaj in Hussaini Alam, Old City, is probably the oldest Ganesh Pandal in Hyderabad. It is a 106-year old Ganesh mandal with great religious harmony as Muslims organize the pujas and aarti in the morning and evening as well as receive the devotees.
55-foot Clay Ganesha idol at Durgam Cheruvu, Hyderabad
55-foot clay Ganesha idol is erected at Durgam Cheruvu, Hyderabad on this Ganesh Chaturthi. It has become the largest Ganapathi in Hyderabad for this Vinayaka Chavithi. It is getting huge response as it is made of pure clay (mud). Read more about this clay idol here…
New Nagole Ganesha idol in Hyderabad, New Nagole Colony Ganapathi
Among 60,000 Ganesh Pandals in Hyderabad, another outstanding Ganesh Mandapam is located at New Nagole Colony. With 22-foot Ganapati idol for Vinayaka Chaturthi 2011, the colony association has come up with a good theme related to…. Read more about this Ganesh pandal here..
Devi Nagar Youth Association Ganesh idol in Kavadiguda, Secunderabad
Devi Nagar Youth Association Ganesh Mandal in Kavadiguda, Secunderabad, is one of the oldest & popular Ganapathi mandals in Hyderabad & Secunderabad twin cities. For Ganesh Chaturthi 2011, the Ganapati idol of Devi Nagar Youth Association is one of spectacular ganesh idols in the city. Read more about this pandal here….