Jangaon (Warangal): A single mushroom which has seemingly grown in the shape of Lord Ganesh is attracting hundreds of eager devotees in Jangaon — a tiny town in Warangal district. The mushroom was spotted growing under a tree at the parking lot of Jangaon railway station on Friday.
Such has been the mania around the shroom that devotees and locals are now organising pujas around it. Many from several neighbouring villages are also arriving at the bus stand for a ‘darshan’. Some elders are even considering building a temple around the mushroom.
At first glance, the top of the mushroom does bear a resemblance to an elephant’s head. There’s a slight hint of a ‘trunk’ and a large growth around it resembles ears.
With the Ganesh festival in full swing, devotees insist it’s a miracle and a “sign”. Those involved in local politics are also using the mushroom’s discovery to their advantage.
Leaders of the Jangaon joint action committee, who are currently organising protests for a separate Jangaon district, claimed that the elephant-headed god had turned up in their town to “support their cause”....