PNG De­signs Jew­els for Dag­duseth Hal­wai Gan­pati’s 125th Cel­e­bra­tion

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Sau­rabh Gadgil, chair­man and man­ag­ing di­rec­tor, PNG Jew­ellers, was fe­lic­i­tated by Deven­dra Fad­navis, chief min­is­ter of Ma­ha­rash­tra for cre­at­ing mag­nif­i­cent or­na­ments made of 40kg gold and pre­cious gem­stones for Pune’s fa­mous Dag­duseth Hal­wai Gan­pati’s 125th year cel­e­bra­tion. 40 of PNG Jew­ellers’ crafts­men worked for around five months, 60,000 hours to pre­pare the jew­ellery in gold that is stud­ded with over 60,000 pre­cious stones like ru­bies, white di­a­monds and emer­alds. In­tri­cate tra­di­tional crafts­man­ship like fil­i­gree work and nakashi were used to cre­ate th­ese mar­vels.

Seven dif­fer­ent crowns have been cre­ated for Gan­pati to be used each of the seven days of fes­tiv­ity. The or­na­ments in­clude hand­crafted Ganesh mukut, seven change­able zali (front part of mukut) and seven change­able prab­haval (net around the mukut), up­arna, an­garkha, pita­m­bar, kaan, shunda bhushan and a neck­lace. De­signed to per­fec­tion, th­ese beau­ti­ful pieces de­rive in­spi­ra­tion from In­dian tra­di­tions em­brac­ing lo­tus, kalash, ele­phant, kir­timukh, pea­cock and a tri­dent.

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