Rice grain Ganesha seeks to enter world records

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Vadodara: A painting depicting Lord Ganesha on a grain of rice here is vying to get into record books for being the tiniest image of the deity, widely revered as the Remover of Obstacles.

Installed at a pandal in Chhani road by an NGO  Jaago Vadodara Jago, this Ganesha weighs just 0.20 mg and is 5mm long and will go a long way in spreading the message of eco-friendly festivals, its president Narendra Rawat said.

Drawn by a local artist using a hue of watercolors, the Ganesh “idol,” which is attracting a huge crowd in the city can be viewed through a micro lenses, he said.

Also, we are approaching the Limca Book of World Records and the Guinness Book for its inclusion in the list of world’s smallest Ganesha on a grain of rice, Rawat said.

“Pollution is a major issue and we wanted to highlight it through this installation unlike those idols made out of plaster of paris, which contaminates lakes and rivers on immersion,” he said.

Hence, our organization decided to take a lead on saving the environment and celebrating this festival by installing this tiny idol on rice grain, he said.

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