India is home to over 33 crore gods, each of whom stand for some virtue or the other. The Hindu god Ganesha is known as the god of wisdom, prosperity and good fortune. Every year during the Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations in Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Goa, Kerala and Madhya Pradesh, devout followers of Ganesha bring home their favourite god with great cheer.
You may also have seen huge groups with life sized idols of the God dancing to the tunes of 'bhajans' as Ganesha arrives in their homes for a few days. A few enthusiastic lovers of Lord Ganesha created these idols out of vegetables, bottles, and cashew nuts! You won't believe it but Ganpati is also seen as Spiderman and playing cricket! You definitely didn't see this side of your favourite God before.
A Ganpati idol made entirely of cashew nuts. Picture Courtesy: Quora
An anti-corruption Ganesha urging his followers to give up corruption. Picture Courtesy: myindiapictures.com
Lord Ganesha taking a ride with family during the Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations at a pandal. Picture Courtesy: Imgur
A huge Ganesha idol made entirely using water bottles in Odisha. Picture Courtesy: Imgur
Vegetables stacked meticulously to create Ganpati. Picture Courtesy: myindiapictures.com
The Rudra Ganesha statue made by Rakesh, an artist in Nagpur, during Ganesh Utsav. Picture Courtesy: facebook.com/BeingIndian
Rakesh, the creator of the Rudra Ganesha statue stands next to the idol during the Ganesh Utsav in Nagpur. Picture Courtesy: facebook.com/BeingIndian
A unique blend of Spiderman and Lord Ganesha is here to save the world! Picture Courtesy: lolindian.com
Two Ganpatis take a quick ride around Chennai during the celebrations of their arrival. Picture Courtesy: lolindian.com
The Indian cricket team lifting Ganpati on their shoulders on his arrival! Picture Courtesy: Imgur
Another Ganesha in a Spiderman avatar! Picture Courtesy: myindiapictures.com
Ganesha idols play football to celebrate Chaturthi in India. Picture Courtesy: Quora
This Ganpati idol was here last year to protest against the Lokpal Bill. Picture Courtesy: myindiapictures.com
A musical Ganpati finds the perfect audience in his principal vehicle, the rats! Picture Courtesy: Quora