The replica of Kailash and Mansarovar, the abode of Lord Shiva, on a 12,000 square feet area at hostel ground inBharuch is drawing huge crowd during the ongoing Ganesh festival since Wednesday. This concept is the brainchild of Nisarg Community Welfare Trust (NCWT) and a few other organizations.

One of the NCWT trustees Nareshbhai Thakkar said, “Only a few hundred are able to reach the abode of Lord Shiva at Kailash every year. Hence, we thought of creating a similar set here in Bharuch. We have created colourful mountains and also Mansarovar lake. Mount Kailash is shown under a cover of snow. The idol of Lord Ganesha has been placed between Gauri Kund and Om Mountain.”

He said that more than 40,000 people had visited the set in the first two days itself. The organizers expect over 2 lakh people to visit the site during the nine-day festival. For the cooling effect, 16 air-conditioners have been installed. The set has been kept open for all and there are no entry passes. The set has been made at a cost of Rs 25 lakh