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