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‘Love Ganesha’: 3500 Different types of Ganapathi Idols displayed at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan


How would you like to see 3500 different types of Ganesha/Ganapathi idols at one place? Well, that’s exactly what the ‘Love Ganesha’/’Ganesh Darshan’ expo at the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Mylapore, Chennai shows you!

Consider this: All the 3500 Vinayaka idols were collected by a one person – Mr. M Murali, MD, Sri Krishna Sweets. Imagine how many years it would have taken to collect so many idols! It’s nice to see so many Vinayaka idols at a single place. It’s also nice to see the passion behind such an idea.

The exhibition was arranged like a Navarathri Golu, only in this case, all the objects were small Ganesha statues. Some of them were larger, many of them were little, some were made with brass, some were made with various metals, some were made with wax, some were made with wood, some were even made with news paper!

I have gone to a few musical concerts held at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan before and I relish eating at the Mylai Karpagambal Mess right opposite to this school. Even today, I had one Paruppu Nei Poli and Keera Vadai. Double treat πŸ™‚

All the Ganesh idols were kept in three steps across a large hall. As you can imagine, there were many statues and it was not possible to take individual photos. Obviously it’s not possible to click all the 3500 idols.Β  So, I am presenting some group photos taken there. Enjoy πŸ™‚








This exhibition is open to public from 17th to 21st September, 2012. That means, people in Chennai still have one more day to go there and see it.

Destination Infinity

Photos: Destination8Infinity. All the photos are published under this creative commons license.

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