Statue of Ganesha

The Statue of Ganesha or Monolith Ganesh or Aishwarya Ganapathi is located at Avancha, Thimmajipeta, Nagarkurnool in the Indian state of Telangana. It is the tallest Ganesh statue in India. The statue depicts the Western Chalukya Empire. The statue is 7.62 meters tall – 9.144 meters including pedestal.[1][2][3]

Statue of Ganesha
Religion
AffiliationHinduism
DistrictNagarkurnool
FestivalGanesha
Location
LocationAvancha, Thimmajipeta
StateTelangana
Statue of Ganesha
Statue of Ganesha
Statue of Ganesha
Geographic coordinates16°42′47″N 78°15′11″E / 16.713078°N 78.253161°E / 16.713078; 78.253161Coordinates: 16°42′47″N 78°15′11″E / 16.713078°N 78.253161°E / 16.713078; 78.253161
Architecture
CreatorWestern Chalukya Empire
Elevation9.144 m (30 ft)
Website
telangana.gov.in

HistoryEdit

Ancient Ganesha idol sculpted on a big granite boulder is lying in Avancha, Thimmajipet, Telangana in 12th Century by a king of western Chalukya dynasty, the idol is located in agricultural field.[4]

Kapilavai Linga Moorthy, the monolithic idol was sculpted by king Thylapudu, ruled Avancha as its capital. King Vikramaditya of Badami kingdom, present of Gulbarga district, belonged to western Chalukya dynasty.

The dynasty ruled Telangana region for over 200 years. Vikramaditya sons Someshwarudu and Thylapudu. The Thylapudu was made Samanta Raju to a particular province of erstwhile Kandoor as its capital. Thylapudu shifted his capital to Avancha in 1113 AD.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Aishwarya Ganapathi, Avancha, Mahbubnagar District, Telangana - YouTube". www.youtube.com. Retrieved 23 August 2020.
  2. ^ Goud, R. Narender (25 August 2017). "Historic Ganesh idol lies in neglect". www.thehansindia.com. Retrieved 23 August 2020.
  3. ^ "30 అడుగుల అరుదైన ఏకశిలా గణపతి.. మన అవంచలో!". Samayam Telugu (in Telugu). Retrieved 23 August 2020.
  4. ^ "Telangana Government Neglects Eka Shila Ganesh in Mahabubnagar | Sneha TV Telugu - YouTube". www.youtube.com. Retrieved 23 August 2020.