Andhra 'laddu' enters Guinness World Records
By FnF Correspondent | PUBLISHED: 18, Nov 2011, 16:49 pm IST | UPDATED: 18, Nov 2011, 17:30 pm IST
A huge 5,570-kg 'laddu' prepared for the recent Ganesh festival in Andhra Pradesh has entered the Guinness World Records.
The laddu was prepared by Suvarnabhoomi Developers Private Limited in Tapeswaram, which is famous for Andhra sweet 'kaja'. Satish Reddy of the real estate firm showed the certificate received from Guinness to media persons in Visakhapatnam.
The laddu was prepared for the 117 ft-tall idol of Ganesha installed in Visakhapatnam in September and was used as 'prasadam' (offering) for devotees during the 21-day long festival. It was the tallest idol installed in the state this year.
As many as 50 workers laboured for a week to make the laddu, the ingredients of which included sugar, flour, moong dal and dry fruits.
The record of the largest laddu (551 kg) was earlier held by a Hindu temple in Britain.
Interestingly, a sweet shop of Tapeswaram had prepared 450 kg laddu for a 55 ft-tall idol at Khairatabad in Hyderabad.
The village in Mandapet mandal of East Godavari district is well known for Kaja sweets. The sweet are famed not only in the entire state but also in the United States.