Tapeswaram, a village located near Mandapeta Town in East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh, decided to offer Lord Ganesha, the Deity of Buddhi (intellect), Siddhi (
The India Book of Records adjudicator entered the village of Tapeswaram to go through the journey of preparation of the massive sweet that the confectioners of Sri Bhaktanjaneya Sweets of Mandapeta were going to make for the Lord Ganesha, following an order received from Rajahmundry-based Ganesh Utsav Samithi. The samiti was going to offer it to the Vinayaka idol which was installed at Pushkar Ghat on the banks of river Godavari. The atmosphere was filled with festivity and devotion for the deity. A special dais was being arranged for the preparation of the Laddu.
At the morning time of 10.40 am on September 17, 2012, the Bhaktanjaneya sweet stall owner Saladi Srinu Babu and another 13 of his staff members wore the Vianyakamalas and began the preparation of the Laddu. The adjudicator was shown the weight of the laddu after the completion of each hour, so that he could keep a track of the process.
By 01.20 pm, the weight of the Laddu reached a whopping 3,300 kgs. By 9.00 pm, the huge laddoo was completed.
The outcome of the 13 hours and 40 minutes toil was a laddoo measuring 6,300 kg (6.3 tonnes) with the ingredients used for preparing it were 2,000 kgs sugar, 1, 800 kgs besan, 1, 500 kgs ghee, 400 kgs dry fruits etc.
The mega Laddu was kept at Tapeswaram on September 18, 2012 for public viewing and on September 19, 2012 the Laddu was taken in a specially decorated vehicle to Rajahmundry to be offered to Ganesha. The sweet was said to have been prepared with an approximate cost between Rs7-10 lakhs.
India Book of Records took the greatest pride in adding this beautiful record to its record book. Congratulations to Saladi Srinu Babu and another 13 staff member of Sri Bhaktanjaneya Sweets for having successfully completed what they aimed at. Congratulations to Ganesh Utsav Samithi as well, because if they had not thought of such a great offering to the Ganapathi, the record would never have been created.