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Ganesh Chaturthi: Demand for Ganesha idol Getting ready for a grand celebration in Mysore

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Mysore:- The festival of the last two years was celebrated simply in the wake of the Corona scare. However, this year the fear of covid has decreased. Thus, the public is preparing for the grand Ganoshotsava celebration. This has given busy work to the idol makers. For those who were sad because there was no demand for the idol in the previous two years, this time it is like winning a bumper lottery.

“Two years after the corona outbreak, 500 or 600 idols were sold during the Ganapati festival. However, this time the demand for 3 thousand idols has come. All idol makers have got a lot of work,” says Ganpati maker Manjunath.

In February, clay is brought and preparations are started to make the idol. The painting work is done when there are still two months left for the festival. A lot of people have already placed orders. It will be difficult to fulfill it till the festival,” says Manjunath.

Idols “Ganesha already blessing Puneeth Rajkumar, Ganesha lifting Power Star Appu and cuddling him, Panduranga-shaped Ganesha, Ganesha idol sitting on a bull, Ganesha idol in the shape of Buddha, Ganapathi idol in many different ways. The idols have been water-painted so that the water does not get polluted when the idols of Gauri-Ganpati are immersed in water,” he says.

Demand from Bengaluru, Tamil Nadu

Already there has been a demand to send Gouri-Ganapati idols from Mysore, many taluks of Mysore, Bengaluru and some districts of Tamil Nadu. Four inch by 6 foot idols are made. Very special Gauri-Ganesha idols are being prepared in many places including Kumbarageri, KT Street of the city. Groups of youths are ordering. Fans are still not over the shock of the untimely death of Puneeth Rajkumar, who was in

It was a challenge to prepare and sell idols for two years due to Corona. But this year we have made more than 3000 Gauri-Ganesha idols as we are celebrating the festival in a big way. Demand has increased for all idol makers.
Manjunath, the maker of idols

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