VISAKHAPATNAM: A Number of Ganesh idols were immersed peacefully on the last day of Ganesh nimajjanam in the city here Monday. The process was conducted among 16 identified areas within the city limits. People of all ages took part in the processions with much enthusiasm and gaiety. The Beach Road was a sight with one procession after another crawling along the stretch with people dancing to the dhols and other musical bands. A large number of idols were immersed Monday.
The city police department stayed actively involved in the security arrangements and immersion process to avoid any type of chaos and untoward incidents. Ganesh idols above 10 feet were allowed to be immersed at the Fishing Harbour while others were carried out into the sea at designated areas on the Beach Road. Swimmers were present at all the spots along the stretch from Bheemili to the Fishing Harbour to carry the idols into the water. Nobody else was allowed into the sea. Traffic was unilateral on the Beach Road. As many of the idols were immersed on the 3rd, 5th and 7th days, the last day of the procession was expected to witness no more than 500 immersions. The process was expected to continue the whole night as many of the idols started late from the pandals.
VIZAG Laddu Fetches Rs 13 lakh
The naivedyam laddu of Vijaya Vinayaka, consecrated by Vision VVK Housing India Society at Madhavadhara area fetched Rs 12.75 lakh in the auction here Monday. So far it is the highest amount to be called in the city limits. The 27 kg laddu has been acquired by three city-based businessmen A Ramadevi, D Bhaskar Reddy and K Krishna Bhargav. VVK Housing India Society member Vijaya Kumar said that as a part of celebrations, their Vijaya Vinayaka has been offered special prayers all the nine days.
Ganesh Laddu auctioned for Rs 2.70 L
Guntur: The auctioning of Ganesh laddu at the marketyard here Monday fetched Rs 2.70 lakh. Yellamanchili Pulla Rao got the prize laddu. The laddu auction marks the end of the nine-day Ganesh Navaratri festival.