News comes from Tapeswaram, Andhra Pradesh where a local shop named Sri Bhakta Anjaneya has made a grand “laddu” on the occasion of Ganesh festival. Weighing more than 8,000 kg, this magnificent laddu has set new Guinness World Record for being the biggest sweet of this kind and its makers attained feat for the 5th successive year.
In the words of Saladi Venkateswara Rao, owner of the shop, “We received the Guinness World Records certificate for the fifth consecutive year. With the cooperation of our staff, people and Lord Ganesh’s blessing, we bagged the award this year also.”
“The largest individual ‘laddu’ weighs 8,369 kg (18,450 lb 7.78 oz) and was made by Sri Bhakta Anjaneya Sweets (India) owned by S Venkateswara Rao (India) in Tapeswaram, Andhra Pradesh, India, on 15th September 2015,” read the Guinness World Records Certificate.
This ‘laddu’ is made for Lord Ganesh’s idol at Visakhapatnam in the course of Ganpati festival. Venkateswara Rao further adds, “This year we made two ‘maha laddus’ of 8,000 kg and 6,000 kg for Ganesh idols installed at Visakhapatnam and Vijayawada respectively,” the shop owner said. He also said that they had bagged the Guinness Record for a 5,570 kg laddu in 2011, 6,599 kg in 2012, 7,132 kg in 2013 and 7,858 kg in 2014.”Our next target is to prepare a 500 kg khoya (milk, sweet recipe) for Saibaba at Shirdi in Maharashtra.”
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