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The Rs 5 crore Ganpati

August 30, 2006

This is Mumbai's costliest Ganpati.

The Gowda Saraswat Brahmin Seva Mandal's Ganpati at King's Circle in central Mumbai is adorned with a 175 kg silver throne. The head-rest and ornaments of the idol is made up of 60 kgs of gold.

The jewellery comes from voluntary donations from devotees.

No wonder then that the idol is insured for Rs 5 crore.

Photograph: Sanjay Sawant

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Number of User Comments: 68

Sub: Money Matters

the below ppl are sayin truth. even 1 crore of this donation could have made poor ppl to earn the more than crore. but.........sad!!!!

Posted by dinny

Sub: We are Richer than the rest of the world !

Have you ever tried to calculate the donations of each mandal.. ever Well let me explain you 10000 Ganesh Mandals from one city. We will ...

Posted by Hemant

Sub: hope came somthins for god

hello donate to god, i.e to the poor people, make people happy, there we can find GOD, god is everywhere understand, if u make to ...

Posted by Manju

Sub: way of spending

Dear All, Its a way of circulating money of rich and poor. The contribution would have came even from poorest and this idol will remain ...

Posted by denny

Sub: ganpati bappa moriya

all are in the name of religion.

Posted by vivekanand


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