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Diamond Ganesha is unique and an amazing creation of nature. A real and natural big diamond features almost all the parts closely, resembling God Ganesha with outlines of Eyes, Ears, Trunk and even Legs. The yellowish grey diamond is approximately 48mm high, 32mm wide, 20mm thick and weighs 36.50gm (cts.182.53).

Moraribapu has intimacy felt an Spiritual Happiness after knowing the real fact of Diamond Ganesha

MoraribapuThe ardent follower of “Truth-Love-Compassion” Param Pujya Shree Moraribapu has intimacy know the golden historical fact about Karam Diamond Ganesha from Mahamandleshwar Shree Vishwambhar Swamiji Maharaj & heartily felt an extreme happiness on the special occasion of Mahashivratri at Bharti Aashram Junagadh with Mr. Kanu Asodaria & Most Respected Persons of Junagadh.

Moraribapu has only the great person who has been giving 9 days long sermons in both Gujarati & Hindi not only in India but all over the world including United States, United Kingdom, South Africa, Kenya and Uganda since the mid-1970.

He has conducted over 700 kathaas, most of them based on the Ramcharitmanas of Tulsidas and other such works about Rama as well as Gopigeet which has the gopis of Vrindavan singing of the glory of Krishna.

Mahamandleshwar Shree Vishwambhar Swamiji Maharaj Specially visited to know the Golden fact of Diamond Ganesha

Mahamandleshwar Shree Vishwambhar Swamiji Maharaj (Shree Bharti Aashram – Girnar, Junagadh) also felt Extreme Happiness by Outright Darshan of Karam Diamond Ganesha, 182.53cts at Kanubhai home on 27th Jan 2015  

Mahamandleshwar Shree Vishwambhar Swamiji Maharaj Darshan Lord Ganesha & gave the pleasant feedback: “I heartily Darshan the wonderful Lord Ganesha in the Divine Diamond at Mr. Kanubhai Home. This moment can only earn by the Real Grace of God. I am very surprised by concrete Darshan of Karam diamond Ganesha”

Shree Bharti Ashram doing a Noble services as the vision of humanity from many years. They also founded “Shree Bharti Ashram Madhyamik Shala” in Junagadh for the education pupose. Shree Vishwambhar Swamiji Maharaj

Holiness Dalai Lama has visited for knowing the Real Fact about Diamond Ganesha

Holiness Dalai Lama was very impressed during receiving the Natural “Diamond Ganesha” (also known as “Karam Diamond Ganesha, 182.53cts”) holy frame from Mr. Kanu Asodaria at Surat On 2nd Jan 2015.

The Lord of Peace was really surprised & obliged himself after knowing the Real Fact about Natural creation. He felt Extreme Happiness that he gave a warm hug and blessed Mr. Kanu Asodaria.

The Spiritual Guru also praised to hold Mr. Kanu Asodaria’s face and said:

“You have prosperity and brightness on your face because of the God Ganesha’s Natural Blessings you have..!!”

The Spiritual Lord Holiness Dalai Lama

Diamond Ganpati on display in Surat

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.

Source : http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/surat/Diamond-Ganpati-on-display-in-Surat/articleshow/41240295.cms

Qatar purchases Cézanne’s The Card Players for more than $250 Million, Highest price ever for a work of art

With this landmark score, the tiny, oil-rich nation joins a massively exclusive club: only five Card Players exist, and the other four are in world-class collections such as the Musée d’Orsay and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The purchase is just the latest bid in Qatar’s effort to become an international intellectual hub.

The tiny, oil-rich nation of Qatar has purchased a Paul Cézanne painting, The Card Players, for more than $250 million. The deal, in a single stroke, sets the highest price ever paid for a work of art and upends the modern art market.

If the price seems insane, it may well be, since it more than doubles the current auction record for a work of art. And this is no epic van Gogh landscape or Vermeer portrait, but an angular, moody representation of two Aix-en-Provence peasants in a card game. But, for its $250 million, Qatar gets more than a post-Impressionist masterpiece; it wins entry into an exclusive club. There are four other Cézanne Card Players in the series; and they are in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Musée d’Orsay, the Courtauld, and the Barnes Foundation. For a nation in the midst of building a museum empire, it’s instant cred.

Is the painting, created at the cusp of the 20th century, worth it? Well, Cézanne inspired Cubism and presaged abstract art, and Picasso called him “the father of us all.” That said, “$250 million is a fortune,” notes Victor Wiener, the fine-art appraiser called in by Lloyd’s of London when Steve Wynn put his elbow through a Picasso, in 2006. “But you take any art-history course, and a Card Players is likely in it. It’s a major, major image.” For months, he said, “its sale has been rumored. Now, everyone will use this price as a point of departure: it changes the whole art-market structure.”

The Cézanne sale actually took place in 2011, and details of the secret deal are now coming out as a slew of V.I.P. collectors, curators, and dealers head to Qatar for the opening next week of a Takashi Murakami blockbuster that was recently on view in the Palace of Versailles. The nation, located on its own small jetty off the Arabian Peninsula, is a new destination on the art-world grand tour: current exhibitions include an 80-foot-high Richard Serra and a Louise Bourgeois retrospective (her bronze spider is crawling across the Doha Convention Center), and in March it hosts a Global Art Forum that attracts artists, curators, and patrons from museum groups worldwide.

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Source: http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2012/02/qatar-buys-cezanne-card-players-201202

An uncrafted diamond Ganesha idol wows devotees, IBN Live

Surat: The Asodaria family in Surat owns a Ganapati idol which is a rough diamond that they imported 10 years ago. The specialty of this rock is that it resembles the Ganesha figure. The diamond was brought into India after its discovery in the mines of Africa. The family even got the Indian Diamond Institute to certify that this particular piece of diamond has never been processed or polished. It is kept in a safe deposit vault and is to be brought out once a year on Ganesh Chaturthi day for worship. CNN-IBN takes a look at this 185 carat Ganapati idol on the occasion of Ganesha Chaturthi.

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Source: http://ibnlive.in.com/news/uncrafted-diamond-ganesha-idol-wows-devotees/100005-3.html

This 161-yr-old Ganesh temple cries for attention

VADODARA: It’s Gujarat’s one of the oldest Lord Ganesh temples and perhaps the only one made completely out of wood. The carvings on its wooden pillars are a must-watch apart from the fountain kept right in the front of lord’s idol.

However, the 161-year-old Dhundiraj Ganpati Mandir at city’s Wadi area is struggling to maintain its age-old existence and is crying for attention. The temple is a mark of not only the religious bend that eminent people had during the regime of Sayajirao Gaekwad II, but also of their love for art. Gopalrao Mairal, who was a diwan during the rule of Gaekwad, constructed the two-storeyed temple.

Gopalrao, a Ganesh devotee, designed the temple that has Maharashtrian and Gujarati styles of architecture. “This temple is like a monument and we are trying our best to preserve it. Not many know about its architectural importance. It’s a heritage structure and the government should protect it,” said Dr Ashutosh Mairal, whose family-run trust is maintaining the temple.

“The Mairal family has been preserving the sanctity and structure of the temple over last one-and-a-half century. We have succeeded in maintaining the temple till date, but who will do it in future? We want the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to take up its preservation and declare it as a heritage structure,” said Mairal, who heads the textile chemistry department at M S University.

The temple constructed by labourers brought in especially from Hyderabad, Rajasthan and Mumbai is spread over 44,000 sq feet. Made from original teakwood, it stands on 44 pillars of 16 inch diametre each. The ‘mushak’, which is normally placed near Ganesh’s feet in temples, has been placed outside the temple facing towards the idol. The idol of Ganesh, flanked by two wives — Riddhi and Siddhi — and two sons — Laabh and Laksh — can be seen from between the two ears of mushak.

Gopalanand Swami of Swaminarayan Sect had performed ‘havan’ to sanctify the temple after it was constructed. “ASI is the right body to preserve such monuments as it has better resources. The structure will help our future generation to know about our ancient art and culture,” Mairal added.

Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/NEWS/City/Vadodara/This-161-yr-old-Ganesh-temple-cries-for-attention/articleshow/4942293.cms

This Surti worships a diamond, Times of India Newspaper, Delhi

Surat: Like most devotees, Kanubhai Asodaria (52) is offering prayers to Lord Ganesha these days. Only minutes before he performs puja at his posh flat along river Tapi, he opens his safe, takes out the lord’s idol and offers his prayers. The only difference: the devotee is a diamantaire and idol is a diamond.

Asodaria got this 182.53 carat rough about 10 years ago from Antwerp, Belgium. The stone with outlines of a trunk, eyes, ears and even legs was mined from South Africa.

”I had purchased rough stones in bulk. When I was sorting them out at home, I could make out that the biggest stone resembled Lord Ganesha. I decided to preserve it and this is the only stone I have refused to part with all these years,” said Asodaria, who runs Karam Exports, a small diamond firm.

A leading London-based auction house had offered him huge money for the stone about six years back. But Asodaria says he does not intend selling it. ”I consider myself lucky to have this diamond. It is a blessing from the lord himself,” says Asodaria, adding he has to make elaborate arrangements to protect the gemstone this time of the year when Ganesha has to come out of the safe hideout everyday. A native of Gondal near Rajkot, Asodaria moved to Surat 14 years ago and started his own diamond business. Like other diamond traders, he sources roughs from abroad and gets them polished here in Surat.

He refuses to get this stone polished as it would lose its divine shape.

The diamond is certified by the central governmentrun Indian Diamond Institute (IDI), Surat. IDI director K K Sharma said, ”It is difficult to fix a price for such a huge stone which are rare.” The yellowish grey stone is approximately 48 mm high, 32 mm wide and 20 mm thick and weighs 36.50 grams.

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Source: http://epaper.timesofindia.com/Repository/ml.asp?Ref=Q0FQLzIwMDkvMDgvMjYjQXIwMTkwMA==&Mode=HTML&Locale=english-skin-custom

This diamond is roughly like Ganesha!, Times of India Newspaper, Ahmedabad

SURAT: Like most devotees, Kanubhai Asodaria (52) is offering prayers to Lord Ganesha these days.

Only minutes before he performs puja at his posh flat along river Tapi, he opens his safe, takes out the lord’s idol and offers his prayers.

The only difference: the devotee is a diamantaire and idol is a diamond.

Asodaria got this 182.53 carat rough about 10 years ago from Antwerp, Belgium. The stone with outlines of a trunk, eyes, ears and even legs was mined from South Africa.

”I had purchased rough stones in bulk. When I was sorting them out at home, I could make out that the biggest stone resembled Lord Ganesha. I decided to preserve it and this is the only stone I have refused to part with all these years,” said Asodaria, who runs Karam Exports, a small diamond firm.

A leading London-based auction house had offered him huge money for the stone about six years back. But Asodaria says he does not intend selling it. ”I consider myself lucky to have this diamond. It is a blessing from the lord himself,” says Asodaria, adding he has to make elaborate arrangements to protect the gemstone this time of the year when Ganesha has to come out of the safe hideout everyday. A native of Gondal near Rajkot, Asodaria moved to Surat 14 years ago and started his own diamond business.

Like other diamond traders, he sources roughs from abroad and gets them polished here in Surat.

He refuses to get this stone polished as it would lose its divine shape.

The diamond is certified by the central government-run Indian Diamond Institute (IDI), Surat. IDI director K K Sharma said, ”It is difficult to fix a price for such a huge stone which are rare.” The yellowish grey stone is approximately 48 mm high, 32 mm wide and 20 mm thick and weighs 36.50 grams.

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Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/surat/182-53-carat-Lord-Ganesha-diamond-idol-in-Surat/articleshow/4934916.cms