Diamonds are Bappa’s best friend: Stone studded Lord Ganesha crowd-puller in Surat

Surat: A Ganesha idol in Gujarat’s Surat has been adorned with diamonds, gold and silver ornaments worth lakhs of rupees.

Dalia Sheri, the diamond hub of Surat, attracts thousands of people every year with its exquisite diamond and gold jewellery studded Ganesha idol.

The pandal, which is themed around "golden temple and the movie Baahubali" has two Ganesha idols.

Dalia Sheri, the diamond hub of Surat, attracts thousands of people every year with its exquisite diamond and gold jewellery studded Ganesha idol. (Photo: ANI)Dalia Sheri, the diamond hub of Surat, attracts thousands of people every year with its exquisite diamond and gold jewellery studded Ganesha idol. (Photo: ANI)

The bigger idol has diamond studded ears, hands and feet along with gold and diamond necklaces.

Bigger idol at marquee (Photo: ANI)Bigger idol at marquee (Photo: ANI)

The smaller idol made in gold plated silver which is studded with thousands of diamonds.

Smaller idol at the pandal (Photo: ANI)Smaller idol at the pandal (Photo: ANI)

The organiser Gaurav Jariwala says that a devotee donated it to the pandal.

According to Jariwala, over 4-5 lakh people visit the pandal every year during the 10 days of Ganesha Chaturthi and devotees whose wishes get fulfilled donate silver items.

According to reports around 80,000 Australian and American diamonds are studded on this Ganesha idol and 10-15 kilograms of gold and silver mixture is used to make the plating for feet, ear and hands.

CCTV camera have been places around the marquee to maintain security along with guards who have been stationed all across.

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