Hyderabad’s popular Balapur Ganesh laddu fetches Rs 27 lakh, sets all-time high record | Hyderabad News

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HYDERABAD: The popular Ganesh laddu of Hyderabad was sold at an all-time record price of Rs 27 lakh this year. The laddu was won by Dasari Dayanand Reddy, a resident of Hyderabad.
In 2022, the laddu fetched Rs 24.60 lakh and this year, the Balapur laddu fetched Rs 2.40 lakh, additionally.
A total of 36 bidders took part in the open auction held at the middle of the Balapur, where thousands of people witnessed the auction. The Balapur Ganesh Utsav Samithi has been conducting annual laddu auctions from 1994 at the same area.
“I have participated in 2022, but could not buy it. I am happy over getting Balapur laddu, popularly known as Bangaru laddu,” Dayanand Reddy said after buying the laddu. The bidder has paid the amount Rs 27 lakh on the spot.
Meanwhile, the Utsav Committee announced a norm that next year onwards, the laddu bid amount has to be paid on the spot.
The auction began at around 10am after a 18-ft tall Ganesh idol took a ride in the by-lanes of Balapur as part of ‘Shobha Yatra.



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