Hindus are currently busy in celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi, which marks the birth of Lord Ganesha. It is a 10-day festival which celebrated across India.
During these period, Bappa, as he is lovingly called, is brought into almost every Hindu household.. The idols are then immersed in water on Anant Chaturdashi.
This year, many of Ganesha’s worshippers have been coming up with innovative ways to honour the Hindu deity. Be it your environment-friendly Ganesha idols, or ones made out of Belgian chocolates.
But, there is one person which is getting all the praise for his innovation.
A man from Pune, Maharashtra, has actually invented an ATM which gives out modaks — considered to be Lord Ganesha’s favourite sweet. The inventor, Sanjiv Kulkarni, has designed the ATM, or ‘Any Time Modak’ to vend packed modaks every time a unique card is swiped.
— ANI (@ANI) September 17, 2018
— shailesh karle (@shaileshkarle) September 18, 2018
Wow.. This is so cool.. https://t.co/tXeTGMHl0h
— Hitanshi (@Hitaaanshiii) September 17, 2018
#amazing Man invents modak-dispensing ATM for 'Any Time Modak'
In preparation for Ganesh Chaturthi, an alternative kind of ATM was installed in the western city of Pune. This machine gives out the dessert instead of cash. pic.twitter.com/iy9lJryPLE
— Rajeev Agrawal (@FattyMotu) September 19, 2018
“It is ATM- Any Time Modak. You will get a modak through this ATM by inserting a special card. It was an attempt to move forward with technology and culture together,” says Kulkarni, a former mechanical engineer, who has installed the machine at a corner of his residence in Sahakar Nagar in Pune.
Ganesh Utsav will conclude on September 23.