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Hyderabad: Balapur’s 21-kg laddu will not go under the hammer this year



Last year’s 2020, 2021, 2022 auction had fetched Rs 17.60 lakh.

For the first time in over 25 years, the Balapur Ganesh Utsav Samithi in Hyderabad will not auction the 21-kg laddu prasad this year 2020. Last year’s auction had fetched Rs 17.60 lakh. The laddu auction at Balapur that starts early in the morning of the 11th day of the puja is a major attraction every year and is followed by a procession to Hussainsagar lake, 20 km away.

With the country in the middle of a pandemic, the samithi members also decided to install a 6-feet-tall Ganesh idol instead of the usual 21-feet idol and restrict visitors.

Devotees will not be allowed to visit the Ganesh pandal during the 11-day festivities. Only committee members will be allowed to participate in the puja during the installation of the idol on August 22. A decision on the procession from Balapur to Hussainsagar lake for immersion of the idol will be decided based on the guidelines or permissions from the state government, the organizers said.

Kallem Niranjan Reddy, president of the committee, told indianexpress.com : “Due to the COVID situation, we are forced to drop the tradition of auctioning prasad. Every year, ten to fifteen persons from different parts of the country bid for the laddu, and the highest bidder takes the prasad home.”

The money from the auction is used for developmental activities in the area. Gaining popularity with every passing year, the Balapur laddu auction has always fetched a bigger sum than the previous year. In 2018, the laddu was auctioned for Rs 16.6 lakh. A successful bid is believed to usher in prosperity to the winner of the auction. The 21-kg laddu is prepared and donated by one D Uma Maheshwar Rao of Honey Foods every year.

“We have not heard from the state government on guidelines for this year’s Ganesh Utsav. There is no word from the Bhagyanagar Utsav Samithi, too. We have decided to go ahead with a 6-feet tall idol and restrict devotees from visiting the pandal,” said Reddy, adding that the idol will be made of Plaster-of-Paris as the clay idol would not be able to hold the heavy laddu.


A few days ago, citing the pandemic situation, the Khairatabad Ganesh Utsav Samithi had decided to install a 27-feet clay idol this year instead of a 66-feet idol as planned before. The 11-day Ganesh Utsav this year is scheduled to commence on August 22 and immersion of idols for September 1. The state government has not issued any guidelines regarding the festivities yet.

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On an occasion of Vinayaka Chavati which is celebrated on August 5th, lots of Ganesh Idols are placed in Hyderabad. In every street, we can see Ganesh Idol placed and prayers are offered daily. Hyderabad city is filled with Ganesh Idols. Today is the last date for Ganesh Idols to immerse. In Hyderabad, Ganesh Idol’s are placed everywhere and few out of them are Khairatabad, Balapur and much more.
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Balapur Ganesh 2017 Laddu Price

Khairatabad Ganesh 2017 Idol is of 58 feets. It is one of the tallest Idol in Hyderabad. Balapur is famous for Lord Ganesh Prasadam – Laddu. On the last date that is today they have auction laddu. Balapur Ganesh Laddu has auctioned today for a price of Rs 14.65 Lakhs. It is owned by one of the popular businessman Skylab Reddy. He is very much delighted on getting the Ganesh’s Laddu in the auction. In this auction, 24 people took part in the auction. Out of which only three had a lot of competition. The three competitors for Ganesh Laddu were Maheshwaram MLA Teegala Krishna Reddy, local resident Singgi Reddy, Jaihind Reddy and a Bussiness man Skylab Reddy. This bidding has started in the morning 10:00 AM with a start price of Rs 4,116.

Balapur Ganesh 2017 Laddu Weight Price

People located near Balapur town are shouting “Ganapathi Bappa Moriya” by giving farewell to Lord Ganesh. Every year they bid Ganesh Laddu. This year the bid amount of Lord Ganesh Laddu is 14 lakhs, which is higher compared to last year. Rs 9.50 lakh is the bid amount of last year Ganesh Laddu. Skylab Reddy is the person who has bided Ganesh Laddu this year. He mentioned that he was trying it from last past years but this time he had succeeded.

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The tradition of auctioning the Laddu started n 1994. The first auction amount is Rs 450 and the winner at that time was a local resident K Mohan Reddy. Finally, this amount is spent for welfare activities in the village. Most of the famous personalities like Transport Minister P.mahender Reddy, Achampet M.L.A P. Bala Raj and much more darshan Balapur Ganesh.

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Balapur Ganesh 2017 Laddu Winner Name

Every year, Balapur conducts an audition for the Ganesh Laddu 2017. Many people from all over the state come together to participate in the audition and wish to grab the laddu. Everyone believes, the Balapur Ganesh Laddu 2017 brings good fortune for the people who bought. It is one most popular laddu in the Telugu state. Check out the Balapur Ganesh 2017 Laddu Auction Price Weight. Many people are trying to win this year’s Balapur laddu. Let us see who is going to win this time. Check this page for more updates on Balapu Laddu 2017.


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