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Laddoo Makers Keep 'Giant' Tradition Alive

Published: 29th August 2014 06:23 AM  |   Last Updated: 29th August 2014 06:23 AM   |  A+A-

Ganapati

TAPESWARAM: Vinayaka Chavithi is here and it’s time for two confectioneries, based in an otherwise sleepy village of Tapeswaram in East Godavari district, to make a giant offering to the ‘Lord of Obstacles’. The two confectioners have been supplying giant laddoos to  Vinayaka Chaturthi organisers at Khairatabad in Hyderabad and Gajuwaka in Visakhapatnam for many years now.

While Sri Bhaktanjaneya Sweet House, owned by Saladi Venkateswara Rao (Srinu Babu), supplies the  mega laddu to the Vinayaka of Gajuwaka, Suruchi of Sri Bhaktanjaneya Sweet House, owned Polisetti Malli Babu prepares the giant laddu for the Khairatabad Ganesha.

The preparation of the laddoo starts one week before Vinayaka Chaviti every year. They are transported to the respective destinations on the eve of the festival.

But while the festivities are a common sight everywhere, confectioner Sri Bhaktanjaneya Sweet House entering the Guinness Book of World Records for the fourth time for their 8,060 kg laddoo to Gajuwaka Ganesha is big news.

Jury members of several record assessment organisations supervised the last day of preparation of the 8,060 kg laddoo Wednesday evening and issued certificates to Srinu Babu upon his continuous achievement.

Venkateswara Rao said that around `18 lakh was spent on the preparation of the laddoo, in which the Navataram Youth of Gajuwaka had borne half the cost of it.



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