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COVID-themed Ganesha idols grab attention in Bengaluru

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COVID-themed Ganesha idols grab attention in Bengaluru

COVID-themed Ganesha idols grab attention in Bengaluru

Ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi, artists are sculpting unique idols.

In Bengaluru, lord Ganesha's idol can be seen in an avatar of a doctor.

In another set of idols, Ganesha's mice can be seen battling coronavirus.

These Ganesh idols are made by Shreedhar.

Country will celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi on 22 August.

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