Chennai goes 'bananas' for Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations

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Around 7000 banana flowers were used to construct the mammoth 10-foot idol. It took around 10 days to construct the giant Ganesha idol.

The idol is constructed in a seated position with a swastika sign on its blessing hand. (Photo: ANI)

Chennai: Keeping up with the eco-friendly theme for Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations, an idol of the elephant-headed God was made using banana flowers in Chennai.

Around 7000 banana flowers were used to construct the mammoth 10-foot idol. It took around 10 days to construct the giant Ganesha idol.

The idol is constructed in a seated position with a swastika sign on its blessing hand.

Devotees flocked to witness this unique idol and clicked selfies with the idol.

In Maharashtra, where the festival has a greater significance, many idols have been created using clay and several other degradable materials.

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The Hindu festival, which is dedicated to the Lord of new beginnings, Ganesha marked with the installation of the deity's idol at home and at elaborate pandals. The 10-day festival ends with the final immersion - also called the Visarjan - of Lord Ganesha's idol.

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