It’s the only Bappa (Ganesha) in the Diamond City for whom devotees have to take a prior appointment for darshan. Even the location of this Ganesha idol is a top secret because it is a natural rough diamond in the shape of Ganesha which is valued in crores.
Owned by Kanubhai Asodaria, chairman of Karam Group of Mahidarpura, the 182.53 carat rough diamond was mined somewhere in Africa.
The yellowish grey diamond is approximately 48 mm high, 32 mm wide and 20mm thick. It weighs 36.50 grams.
Devotees seeking its darshan have to call up Kanubhai’s office and are given the time and date while the venue is disclosed at the last moment.
Kanubhai told TOI, “It is a priceless blessing in the form of diamond showered on us by Lord Ganesha himself. The darshan can be had only during Ganesha puja days. Only one natural diamond Ganesha exists in this world. I keep it in the safe vault throughout the year at an undisclosed location.” Kanubhai found this diamond 12 years ago when he had gone to Antwerp to purchase rough diamonds.