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Ganesh Chaturthi 2018: Ganpati idols made with a modern twist will blow you away

THE ASIAN AGE

Published : Sep 20, 2018, 12:03 pm IST
Updated : Jul 6, 2019, 3:32 pm IST
From panipuri to sugar, spice and everything nice, here are innovative Ganesh idols that will leave you spell-bound. (Photos: Twitter/ Facebook/ ANI)
From panipuri to sugar, spice and everything nice, here are innovative Ganesh idols that will leave you spell-bound. (Photos: Twitter/ Facebook/ ANI)
Chaurasia Samaj Bal Mitra Mandal has an idol decorated with peacock feathers this year, where around 3000 feathers cover the idol from head to toe. (Facebook: Chaurasia Samaj Bal Mitra Mandal Mumbai)
Chaurasia Samaj Bal Mitra Mandal has an idol decorated with peacock feathers this year, where around 3000 feathers cover the idol from head to toe. (Facebook: Chaurasia Samaj Bal Mitra Mandal Mumbai)
Select CITYWALK, New Delhi took recycling to next level by installing Ganesha in their premises using recycled cardboard pipes. The whole idea behind this installation is to motivate and uplift the idea of going sustainable in day to day life.
Select CITYWALK, New Delhi took recycling to next level by installing Ganesha in their premises using recycled cardboard pipes. The whole idea behind this installation is to motivate and uplift the idea of going sustainable in day to day life.
Ganesha devotees of Sri Siddhivinayak Mandal Sakinaka carry a 21 feet eco-friendly Lord Ganeha idol made out 75 kg tissue paper and glue from Andheri to Sakinaka. (Photo: Mrugesh Bandiwadekar)
Ganesha devotees of Sri Siddhivinayak Mandal Sakinaka carry a 21 feet eco-friendly Lord Ganeha idol made out 75 kg tissue paper and glue from Andheri to Sakinaka. (Photo: Mrugesh Bandiwadekar)
In Chhattisgarh's Raipur, a statue of elephant-headed Lord Ganesha has been made using 11 types of grains for Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations. (ANI)
In Chhattisgarh's Raipur, a statue of elephant-headed Lord Ganesha has been made using 11 types of grains for Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations. (ANI)
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 7,000 banana flowers were used to build the mammoth 10-feet idol which took around 10 days to construct. (ANI)
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 7,000 banana flowers were used to build the mammoth 10-feet idol which took around 10 days to construct. (ANI)
Sand artist Laxmi Gaud making a sand sculpture of Lord Ganesha (10ft) at Juhu beach, Mumbai. (Photo: Mrugesh Bandiwadekar)
Sand artist Laxmi Gaud making a sand sculpture of Lord Ganesha (10ft) at Juhu beach, Mumbai. (Photo: Mrugesh Bandiwadekar)
9.5ft Eco-friendly Pani Puri Ganapati 2018 made by Sham Nirmal Mitra Mandal at Narsing Lane, Malad West, Ingredients use are Puri - 3500, Peas - 2.5 kg, Dates - 4.5 kg, Tamarind - 1 kg, Moong Dal 9 kg, Green Chilli 1/2 kg, Potato - 3.5 kg, Mint Leaves - 8 Bundle, Salted Bundi - 1 kg, Pulses - 2.5 kg. (Photo: Mrugesh Bandiwadekar)
9.5ft Eco-friendly Pani Puri Ganapati 2018 made by Sham Nirmal Mitra Mandal at Narsing Lane, Malad West, Ingredients use are Puri - 3500, Peas - 2.5 kg, Dates - 4.5 kg, Tamarind - 1 kg, Moong Dal 9 kg, Green Chilli 1/2 kg, Potato - 3.5 kg, Mint Leaves - 8 Bundle, Salted Bundi - 1 kg, Pulses - 2.5 kg. (Photo: Mrugesh Bandiwadekar)
A Ganesha idol in Gujarat’s Surat has been adorned with diamonds, gold and silver ornaments worth lakhs of rupees. The idol made in gold plated silver which is studded with thousands of diamonds. (ANI)
A Ganesha idol in Gujarat’s Surat has been adorned with diamonds, gold and silver ornaments worth lakhs of rupees. The idol made in gold plated silver which is studded with thousands of diamonds. (ANI)
Sathya Sai trust in Bengaluru has made Ganesh idol using sugarcane shunning Plaster of Paris (PoP). (ANI)
Sathya Sai trust in Bengaluru has made Ganesh idol using sugarcane shunning Plaster of Paris (PoP). (ANI)
A shop in Pune made a different kind of Ganpati idol using paani puris. Keeping up with eco-friendly theme, this idol is made up of around 10,000 puris and bamboo sticks. (ANI)
A shop in Pune made a different kind of Ganpati idol using paani puris. Keeping up with eco-friendly theme, this idol is made up of around 10,000 puris and bamboo sticks. (ANI)
Chocolatier and Restaurateur Harjinder Singh Kukreja's Chocolate Ganesha. It took 10 days, 20 chefs and 65 kgs of chocolate to create the Eco-friendly idol. (ANI)
Chocolatier and Restaurateur Harjinder Singh Kukreja's Chocolate Ganesha. It took 10 days, 20 chefs and 65 kgs of chocolate to create the Eco-friendly idol. (ANI)
Mumbaikars celebrated Ganesh Chaturthi in Aarey forest. Citizens painted Ganesha on trees in the forest which is being cut down by Mumbai Metro to build a car shed. (@SaveMumbaiForest/ Twitter)
Mumbaikars celebrated Ganesh Chaturthi in Aarey forest. Citizens painted Ganesha on trees in the forest which is being cut down by Mumbai Metro to build a car shed. (@SaveMumbaiForest/ Twitter)

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