BANGALORE: In Karnataka's vibrant city of Bangalore, specifically in JP Nagar, the Sri Sathya Ganapati Temple has embraced an extraordinary spectacle in honor of Ganesh Chaturthi festivities. This revered temple is renowned for its annual Ganesh Puja celebrations, marked by an unmatched sense of creativity.
Ganesh Chaturthi, a time when diverse forms of Lord Ganesha idols grace temples nationwide, witnessed an unprecedented twist at the Sri Sathya Ganapati Temple. Here, the temple's adornment defied convention, as it was festooned with a striking array of Indian currency notes and coins, casting a spellbinding spell upon its devoted visitors.
500, 200, 100, 50, 20, and 10 Rupees notes found their place of honor, intermingled with a rich assortment of coins. The Sri Sathya Ganapati Shirdi Sai Trust, renowned for its unwavering commitment to providing unique spiritual encounters, painstakingly fashioned garlands from 5, 10, and 20 rupee coins, as well as 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, and 500 rupee notes. The cumulative value of this intricate display reached an astonishing 2.5 crores.
A dedicated team of 150 individuals invested a month's worth of meticulous effort into crafting this elaborate spectacle, underpinned by state-of-the-art security measures and vigilant CCTV surveillance for its safeguarding.
What truly sets this exhibition apart is the sheer artistry behind it. The use of coins to craft intricate images, including depictions of Lord Ganesha, 'Jai Karnataka', 'Nation First', 'Vikram Lander', 'Chandrayaan', and 'Jai Jawaan Jai Kisan,' serves as a testament to the ingenuity at play.
Devotees have responded with overwhelming enthusiasm, marveling at this unparalleled homage to Lord Ganesha. Mohan Raju, one of the trustees of the Trust, expressed his delight at the heartwarming reception this unique display has garnered.
He remarked, "Each year, we strive to celebrate Ganesha Chathurthi in an extraordinary manner. Last year, we adopted a distinct and special style of decoration. This time, we have bedecked the entire temple with a plethora of genuine Indian currency notes, crafting garlands and ornaments for Lord Ganesha. Devotees have been flocking to witness this divine spectacle since early morning."