A laddoo prasad (sacred providing) at a Ganesh pandal in Hyderabad fetched a document Rs 45 lakh in an public sale held on Saturday. The 12-kg laddoo was auctioned at nearly double the value of the well-known Balapur Ganesh laddoo, which went for Rs 24.60 lakh a day in the past.
The Marakatha Shree Lakshmi Ganapati Utsav Pandal laddoo was auctioned for Rs 44,99,999, making it the best bid for a laddoo not simply within the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad, however throughout each the Telugu States (Telangana and Andhra Pradesh).
It’s a convention to public sale laddoos made for lord Ganesh as prasad and whoever wins is believed to get “God’s special blessing”. The locals consider that laddoo brings them good luck, well being, wealth and prosperity.
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While the Balapur laddoo was purchased by an area farmer and realtor V Laxma Reddy for a whopping Rs 24.60 lakh, the Sri Lakshmi Ganapati laddoo of Kanajiguda Marakata was bid for Rs 45,99,999 by a pair, Geethapriya and Venkata Rao.
Visuals confirmed the couple posing with the laddoo. Venkata Rao was additionally seen carrying the laddoo on his head.
“The money from the auction is being used for developing temples in Balapur,” mentioned Laxma Reddy, who can be a member of the Samithi.
The historical past of the public sale of laddoos dates again to 1994 when it was efficiently bid by an area farmer, Kolan Mohan Reddy, for Rs 450.
The auctioning of laddoo marks the beginning of the primary Ganesh idol immersion procession in Hyderabad.
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