Khairatabad Ganesh Idol

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2008 Khairatabad Ganesh
2008 Khairatabad Ganesh
2007 Khairatabad Ganesh
2007 Khairatabad Ganesh
2006 Khairatabad Ganesh
2006 Khairatabad Ganesh
2005 Khairatabad Ganesh
2005 Khairatabad Ganesh
2004 Khairatabad Ganesh
2004 Khairatabad Ganesh

Ganesha Chaturthi or Ganesha Festival is a day on which Lord Ganesha, the son of Shiva and Parvati, is believed to bestow his presence on earth for all his devotees. It is also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi or Vinayaka Chavithi in Sanskrit, Kannada, Tamil and Telugu, Chavath ( चवथ ) in Konkani and as Chathaa (चथा) in Nepal Bhasa. It is celebrated as it is the birthday of Lord Ganesha. The festival is observed in the Hindu calendar month of Bhaadrapada, starting on the shukla chaturthi (fourth day of the waxing moon period). Typically, the day falls sometime between 20 August and 15 September. The festival lasts for 10 days, ending on Ananta Chaturdashi. This festival is observed in the lunar month of bhadrapada shukla paksha chathurthi madhyahana vyapini purvaviddha.

The Khairatabad Ganapati Deva in Hyderabad is one of the tallest Ganesha idols made in India during Ganesh Chaturthi festival. In 2008, the height of Khairatabad Ganesh is 46 feet in 2008. A noteworthy and highly commendable aspect this year is the use of eco-friendly natural colors on the huge Ganesh idol.

Sri Ganesh Utsav Committee, Khairatabad, Hyderabad claims the Ganesh idols displayed here, during Ganesh Chaturthi, to be the tallest idols in the world. At the end of the festival, the Ganesh idol is immersed in the Hussain Sagar Lake using cranes.

  • 47 feet high and 24 feet wide Ganesh idol seated on a ’sarpa simhasanam between goddess Srishakti and lords Brahma, Vishnu and Maheswara and Mallanaswamy on the other side.
  • Police made security arrangements in the city for the smooth conduct of the ten-day festival.
  • More than 14,000 police personnel have been deployed for bandobust duty at Ganesh pandals, important junctions, immersion points and other places in the city besides securitymen,
  • 220 Home Guards and 160 platoons of armed forces posted throughout the state.
  • Pickets have been posted at 178 hyper sensitive and 505 sensitive places apart from 239 mobile parties for the festival.
  • Nearly 13,000 idols would be immersed in the Hussain Sagar lake in the city on September 14.

Vinayaka Chavithi Telugu Greetings

Vinayaka Chavithi Pooja

Vinayaka Immersion Dates 2009

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Reference

  • Ganesh Images Source: Idlebrain.com Used with permission.




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