Khairatabad Ganesh Utsava Samathi has decided to install a 9-feet Ganesh idol for this Ganesh Chaturthi utsavams. In 2020, Ganesh Chaturthi utsavams begins on August 22 with Vinayaka Chavithi and ends on September 1 with Ganesh Nimajjanam (Anantha Chaturdashi).
The idol of Ganesh would be erected at a lower height this year in view of COVID-19 pandemic. And the Ganesha idol will be made in “Sri Dhanvantari Narayana” avatar this year. The statue will be made of clay at the height of 9-feet.
The idol of Sri Dhanvantari Narayana Maha Ganapathi will be holding Ayurvedic scripture in the right hand, conch and ayurvedic herbs on the left hand, along with that amritabhandam, laddu and kalasham on the trunk.
No devotees will be allowed to have the darshan of Lord Ganesha this year due to the prevailing COVID-19 situation. However, online darshan will be permitted. Ganesh Utsav Samithi has decided to celebrate the festival low-key this year in the wake of the coronavirus.
The sculptor of Khairatabad Ganesh, Shilpi Rajender who has been making the giant Ganesh will also prepare the 9-feet idol this year as well. The clay to prepare the idol is being brought from Gujarat.
According to the committee against the regular tradition, the mammoth Ganesh idol will not be immersed in Hussain Sagar this year and will be dissolved at the same place by performing abhishekham.
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“Sri Dwadashaditya Maha Ganapati” is the basic theme name for this Ganpati. As per sources, the idol will have 12-headed snake in the background. The idol will also have 14 arms and 14 Ayudhams (weapons), one each in a hand.
Khairatabad Ganesh 2018 – 57-feet Sri Saptamukha Vinayakudu
“Sri Saptamukha Vinayakudu” is the basic theme name for this Ganpati. As per sources, the idol will have 7-headed snake in the background. The idol will also have 14 arms and 14 Ayudhams (weapons), one each in a hand.
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Khairatabad Ganapathi 2017 – Sri Chandi Kumara Anantha Maha Ganapathi
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