The Ganesh Chaturthi festival commenced with great religious fervour in Bengaluru and across Karnataka, drawing devotees to temples and pandals to seek blessings from Lord Ganesha.
One particular temple that has captured widespread attention is the Sathyaganapati Temple, under the management of the Shree Sathya Ganapati Shirdi Sai Trust. What sets it apart is its unique decorations: meticulously crafted garlands made from 5, 10, and 20 rupee coins, as well as 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, and 500 rupee notes, collectively valued at approximately 2.5 crore rupees.
The intricate decorations were the result of a dedicated team of 150 individuals who worked tirelessly for a month to bring this vision to life. To ensure the safety of these valuable decorations, the temple has implemented state-of-the-art security measures and CCTV surveillance, as attested by one of the trustees.
What truly enhances the allure of this ornamentation is the artistic use of coins to create depictions of Lord Ganesha, along with phrases such as 'Jai Karnataka,' 'Nation First,' 'Vikram Lander,' 'Chandrayaan,' and 'Jai Jawaan Jai Kisan.'
As per one of the trustees, this unique currency-based adornment will be on display for a week, offering visitors a chance to marvel at this extraordinary expression of devotion.