This video is about one place in Ahmedabad called "Gulbai Tekra" which is famous for Lord Ganesha Idols.

Gulbai Tekra is not only famous for its finely carved statues of the Hindu god, but attracts customers from states like Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh as well. Hundreds of trucks carrying mould from here are dispatched to other states every year.

The annual Ganesh festival is celebrated with much fervour across Gujarat State.

With the Ganesh festival beginning Wednesday, there is a wide variety of idols available in the market. The price depends upon the size of the idols and can cost up to Rs.12,000 for the bigger ones.

Traditionally, idols are made with natural ingredients like mud, clay and vegetable-based dyes. But commercialisation has led to bigger and brighter idols made of plaster of paris and toxic chemical dyes flooding the market over recent years.

Know much about Lord Ganesha:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ganesha

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