It is learnt that Yesterday (Wednesday (September 22rd) lakhs of Ganesh Idols were immersed throughout the state on the conclusion of Ganesh festivities. On this occasion, the popularity of Lord Ganesha is on the rise with laddus offered to him for pujas fetching record sums in public auctions this year. While a city real estate businessman ‘grabbed’ a laddu in an open auction at a staggering Rs 6.50 lakhs.
Setting a new record, V V R Housing Private Ltd Chairman Vaka Vasudeva Rao bought the 18kg laddu auctioned at Ameerpet in Hyderabad for Rs 6.50lakhs, thus dethroning the famous Balapur Ganesh laddu which went under the hammer for Rs 5.35 lakhs, Begumpeta Laddu for 5.60 Lakhs and Muslim devotees has owned Madhapur Laddu for 1.02Lakhs.
Here, Muslims also participated in the bidding of Laddu’s in many areas, especially in the auction of Charminar Ganesh Laddu they had given a slogan as ‘Hindu Muslim Bhai Bhai’ (Hindu and Muslims are brothers).