SS Rajamouli-Prabhas' "Baahubali - the Beginning", which has set several new trends in the film industry, has now become a source of inspiration for the artistes of Ganesh idols.

Ganesha Chaturthi is the Hindu festival celebrated in honour of the Lord Ganesha. During this festival, people install clay images of Ganesha in public pandals as well as their homes and worship the same for five to ten days. These idols of Ganesh differ in shapes, which are basically inspired by current developments.

This year Ganesh Chaturthi falls on 17 September and the preparation of Ganesh idols is now in full swing. Like every year, the artistes of the idols are busy making idols in different shapes, taking inspiration from several personalities and incidents that created buzz in the country this year.

Ganesh carrying Shiva Linga on his shoulder is one of the most popular idols of this season. The idol makers have hand crafted such Ganpati idols in different sizes from miniatures to larger ones. The general perception is that Lord Ganesha has a large stomach, but this season, Ganpati Bappa is more muscular and even flaunts six pack abs.

This shape of Ganesh is inspired from blockbuster movie "Baahubali - the Beginning", in which Prabhas is seen carrying shiva Linga on his shoulder. 

Earlier, the poster of "Baahubali - the Beginning" featuring Prabhas carrying Shiva Linga had created lot of buzz on social media. The photos showing Baahubali Ganesh is the latest trend, and social media platforms have been flooded with the images.

"Baahubali - the Beginning" has not only become a blockbuster success at the box office, but also a great source of inspiration for many actors, directors, producers and technicians around the country. Now, the Ganesh idol makers too seem to have joined the bandwagon. 

The makers of the movie are all thrilled over "Baahubali"-styled Ganpati idols and Prabhas even plans to visit such idols. "After learning the news, Prabhas is very keen to visit one such idol during the festival and take blessings. He is extremely flattered with the way his character has connected with audiences across and the kind of impact it has had," his spokesperson told IANS.

Here are some photos of "Baahubali"-styled Ganpati idols that are circulated in the social media.