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UNUSUAL PICS: Ganesha idols made of pencils, modaks and more!

September 17, 2013 14:58 IST

UNUSUAL PICS: Ganesha idols made of pencils, modaks and more!

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Ganeshas made out of pencils, modaks, ice and what not! It's quite evident that there's no dearth of creativity amongst the Ganesha idol makers in Mumbai. Take a look at some of the most unusual Ganeshas in the city. Have similar photos? Post them HERE!

Eco friendly Ganesha idols are the in-thing these days and sculptors are going all out to make them as unusual as they come. In the pages to follow, we bring you images of idols made of the most unlikely material. Read on and be amazed!

We start out with this idol made out of pencils

This 10-foot-tall Lord Ganesha has been made with pencils… not by any designer or any professional artist but by a group of about 25 people all using their field of expertise to create this work of art.

They sought help from local children who helped put together this masterpiece by sharpening a total of 32,334 pencils for about a month and a half.

The Shri Sai Darshan Mitra Mandal, as they call themselves, are a group of middle class professionals who have used their skills into making this idol.

Kamlesh Davda who is a carpenter by profession says he has done all the pencil cutting and used his skill to better this idol.

Manish D Chauhan, a civil contractor specialises in floor tile fitting has worked on the idol too and says that the four main people who have made this possible are Manish, Manoj and Bhavesh Peshavaria and Kamlesh.

They say that they has started work with 18,000 pencils and slowly the local school kids who came to see the work ended up getting the rest of the pencils from home and also helped in sharpening the pencils everyday for a month.

This group had made a Ganesh idol from toy cars last year and in 2011 they had made an idol using chocolates!

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Image: Ganesha made out of pencils in Malad, Mumbai
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera/Rediff.com

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At first sight, this 9.5 feet tall idol seems to be animated and the hands and body seems to be moving as if it were alive!

On closer look, you realise it is made completely of cotton and because of the light weight it seems to be moving with the gust of wind which comes from the moving fans placed on both sides of the idol.

Anant Kharinar, a Guinness World Record-holding sculptor from Nashik is the creator of this idol and is one of the few eco friendly idols of this size. It can easily be carried by a couple of people since it weighs only 30 kg.

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Image: Ganesha made out of cotton wool also in Malad, Mumbai
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera/Rediff.com

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Next up we have this Ganesha idol made entirely out of modaks. The home of this idol is the Taqdeer Terrace Ganesh Mandal in Parel.

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Image: Ganesha idol made out of modaks in Mumbai's Parel area
Photographs: Arun Patil

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This Ganesha idol at Ghodapdeo in Byculla has the holy swastika motif all over it.

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Image: The holy swastika motif all over this idol makes this Ganesha unique.
Photographs: Arun Patil
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Finally, we have this Ganesha idol made entirely out of ice at Snow World.

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Image: Ganesha made out of ice at Snow World
Photographs: Arun Patil
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