Biggest Ganesh Idols of 2018: Ganesh Chaturthi is one of the auspicious festivals for Hindus. It is celebrated to honour the lord Ganesha. This festival celebration involves installing clay images of Ganesha in public pandals (temporary shrines) and group worship. From the past decade, Khairatabad Ganesh Statue has placed the top position in the list of the tallest Ganesh idol in India.
But now some other cities also makes the tallest Ganesh statutes than the Khairatabad Ganesh idol. This year Andhra Pradesh’s new capital Vijayawada also participate in the race of making tallest Ganesh idols. These tallest Ganesh statutes are totally made out of clay. Check out the complete list regarding Tallest/Biggest Ganesh Idols in India 2018 in below.
Khairatabad is in Hyderabad, India. It has a major road junction of five roads called the Khairatabad circle, among the busiest in the city. The largest Lord Ganesh Idol in the world is installed near Khairtabad State Library during Ganesh chaturthi festival and is immersed at Hussain Sagar Lake. Three months prior to the festival day, Ganesh Chathurthi, the construction of the idol begins. Nearly 200 workers led by an sculpturist works day and night for three months to construct the biggest idol, nearly 58 feet height.
2. Vijayawada Ganesh Statue
This is the first time in the history of Vijayawada to make a massive Ganesh idol. Vijayawada Ganesh Statue is 4 feet smaller (around 54 Feet) than the famous Khairatabad Ganesh Idol. Dundee Ganesha Seva Samiti (DGSS) installed the Tallest Ganesh Statue in Vijayawada at Ghantasala Music College Grounds, and the Nimajjanam is celebrated on 16 September. For this Vinayaka, 40 tonnes of iron and 60 tonnes of clay were used. This Ganapathi statue is holding a huge laddu on its hand. This Laddu is being prepared by Tapeswaram Sweet makers. Vijayawada Ganesh Laddu weighs 31,000 kilos was specially prepared in Tapeswaram and is being brought to the city in a special vehicle and it’s recorded in Guinness book as biggest Ganesh Laddu ever.
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3. Narel cha Raja
Narel Parkcha Raja, also famously called Parelcha Raja, is special among other Pandals in Mumbai because the idol you see here is in a standing position. With a height of 31 feet, Ganesh stands in the majestic pose of a king, and this year the posterior portion of the idol, called the Prabhavan, will also be intricately decorated. Given its massive height, the idol will also have remote controls so that it can be moved up or down during the procession to avoid obstacles like trees and bridges. The Pandal can be reached from Parel station on the Central Line or Elphinstone Road station on the Western Line.
4. Mumbaicha Raja
Located very near to Lalbaugcha Raja, the Mumbaicha Raja Pandal in Ganesh Galli was once the most famous in Mumbai. It is older than Lalbaugcha Raja, celebrating its 90th year in 2018, and still draws plenty of devotees. For 2018, the idol will have the same 1985 Sheshnaag Murti that was sculpted by the legendary Dinanath Veling, and the Pandal itself will be designed in the theme of the famous Sripuram Temple in Velore, Tamil Nadu. The temple is said to be covered in 1,500 kilos of gold. You can visit this Pandal together with Lalbaugcha Raja.
5. Vizag & Gajuwaka Ganesh Statue
Maha Ganapathi Yuvajana Seva Sangham from MVP Colony will be erecting one of the biggest idol this year, which it says is the tallest in the Vizag city. Another group of organisers is erecting over the 38-foot eco-friendly Ganesh idol at Gajuwaka. So it will bigger than 38 feet for sure. They are yet to uncover their idols