Rice grain Ganesha seeks to enter world records

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 told PTI.

Drawn by a local artist using a hue of water colours, the Ganesh 'idol', which is attracting a huge crowd in the city can be viewed through 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 organisation decided to take a lead on saving the environment and celebrating this festival by installing this tiny idol on rice grain, he said.

On September 22, this tiny idol will be immersed in a bucket full of water, he added.

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