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Ganesha idol made of cow dung draws huge crowds

September 11, 2016 03:54 am | Updated September 22, 2016 06:40 pm IST - SANGAREDDY:

Devotees offering prayers to Lord Ganesha made of cow dung at Vaikunthapuram Venkateswara Swamy temple at Sangareddy in Medak on Saturday. Photo: Mohd Arif

Devotees offering prayers to Lord Ganesha made of cow dung at Vaikunthapuram Venkateswara Swamy temple at Sangareddy in Medak on Saturday. Photo: Mohd Arif

The Ganesha idol made using cow dung installed at Vaikunthapuram Venkateswara Swamy temple on the outskirts of Sangareddy has been drawing a large number of devotees.

According to Varadachary, chief priest at the temple, the idol was prepared using about 500 kilograms of cow dung which was reduced to 150 kilograms after being dried up. As cow dung could not blend properly, they have to mix tamarind powder to make an idol out of it. “Some Sthapathis came here and designed this. We took this up to highlight the importance of cows and cow dung,” said the chief priest.

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