Visakhapatnam: The 89-feet Ganesha statue in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, tilted slightly to the left by one foot yesterday afternoon. The devotees were shocked to see this.
On the occasion of Vinayagar Chaturthi last Vinayagar Chaturthi, Vinayagar Utsava Committee in Kajuaga area of Visakhapatnam installed a huge 89 feet tall Vinayagar idol in the area this year. Since last August 31st, special pujas are being done to Ganesha idol every day. Devotees are gathering from many places to visit this Ganesha idol, which is the tallest in Andhra Pradesh. The committee had decided to take this Ganesha statue in a procession on the 18th. But yesterday afternoon, the statue suddenly tilted slightly to the left.
Not only the committee but also the devotees were shocked to see this. Immediately the makers of the statue were brought and supported. Therefore, devotees are allowed to visit the Swami from a distance of about 100 feet. The police who got the information rushed to the spot and visited the spot. The police have ordered that the idol should be defiled before the incident happens.
However, due to the current rains, if the statue is immediately taken away from there, there is a chance that it might melt in the rain and cause an accident, according to road and building department officials and some civil engineers. It is worth noting that in the end, the police have ordered the devotees to suspend darshan and to desecrate the idol of Swami on Monday.