Hundreds of Ganesha idols ranging in size from three feet to 30 feet will be installed at different venues across the State on September 1 as part of this year's Ganesholsav, members of the festival organising committee said here on Tuesday. Chairman of the committee S. Kumar, convener N. Paramasivan Nair, and general secretary S.R. Krishnakumar said the idols, now under construction, would be immersed in sea on September 10 after religious rituals lasting 10 days. They said the idols in 32 forms and eight manifestations, were being made in 13 locations.
In Thiruvananthapuram, the idols are being made by a group from Rajasthan led by Bola Ram, another Thanjavur-based group led by Tanika Jalav, and local sculptors Mottamoodu Vijayan and Bhoopathi. The finished idols would be handed over to local-level committees on August 31 and installed the next day. The idols would be taken in a procession before being immersed in sea, bringing the festival to a close.