10 September 2016

Pictorial Report Ganesh Chaturthi 2016: Statues for Sale

In the previous post about Ganesha Chaturthi 2016, I posted an explanation of this Festival, legends on Lord Ganesha and also photographs of some Ganesha Statues made for this year's Festival at Tiruvannamalai. 

The next several postings are all connected with certain aspects of the Tiruvannamalai preparation and festivities in celebration of this most popular Festival. 

Major display and sales area for statues a Mandapam on Pey Gopuram Street

Statues at Mandapam, Pey Gopuram Street

Statues all waiting for purchase by both public and private groups
Covering the face of Lord Ganesha

Once a statue is selected, the purchaser generally covers the statue's face while transporting it to its specially created local pandal. 

The face of the statue remains covered until puja on the day of Ganesha Chaturthi. In 2016, that day was Monday, September 5.

Taking statue to nearby carrier

Loading the Statue on vehicle, Pey Gopuram Street

The large statues are generally used by local groups for public display. Smaller statues all made from a variety of different materials on sale throughout the town 

Statues of Lord Ganesha on sale throughout Tiruvannamalai

Most of the small statues will be used in homes and for private use

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

So many Ganeshas and so many colours. Like a rainbow.