As well as locally produced statues of Lord Ganesha made from synthetic materials, traditional clay statues of the Lord are made throughout Tiruvannamalai.
Devotees bring their own bench from home to carry their personaly created Lord back to their home and Puja Room.
|Craftsman creating clay Ganesha statue|
|Lord beginning to take form|
|Completed, traditionally created Lord Ganesha ready to go to Devotee's home|
Craftsmen who create handmade statues of the Lord, are becoming scare and being increasing replaced by those who create God statues with moulds.
|Large mounds of clay on the streets where the moulders will be working flatout for several days creating a multitude of statues for the homes of devotees|
|The Mould to be used creating Statues|
|Devotees will purchase a Lord Ganesha made in this way and take it home to their Puja Room|
|Preparing the Mould|
|Pressing the Clay into golden laid moulds|
|Beautiful golden covered clay Ganesha|