This Ganesh Chaturthi, Devotees Across India Go Green By Making & Buying Eco-Friendly Idols
Count down starts for this year's Ganesh Chaturthi and devotees as well as manufacturers have become environmentally-wise in choosing materials that are used to create eco-friendly idols. Earlier, market used to be flooded with plaster of Paris (POP) or paper mash dolls but now the demand for clay idols is back where some artisans use dry fruits, bananas, coconuts, vegetable seeds & fruit seeds etc.?
These eco-friendly Ganesha idols are made using biodegradable raw materials that don't have any inorganic materials. So, when these idols are immersed in water for the Virsarjan, they will not be harming the water bodies in comparison to those idols made out of plaster of Paris.??
Take a step and go green this Ganesh Chaturthi by bringing home an eco-friendly Ganesha.
1. Artisans in Bangalore temple made a large idol of lord Ganesh, using over 9000 peeled coconuts.
2. Ganesh Dharshan Exhibition at Poompuhar in Coimbatore with special attraction of 'Seed Ganapathi' made of red soil with organic seed are displayed.
3. Woman buys eco friendly Ganesha idols for the up coming Ganesha festival at Malleshwaram in Bengaluru.
4. Around 250 students from Various school participated in work shop of Eco friendly clay Ganpathi idols at Jawahar Bal Bhavan, Mumbai.
5. College Students making eco-friendly Ganesh idols to a head of Ganesh Chaturthi at Barkatpura.
6. Students prepares eco-friendly clay Ganesh idols in an event organsied in Telangana, Hyderabad.
7. Shri Vidyawati Deoida Vidyalaya Gandhibag teachers and students participated workshop of eco friendly Ganesh idol making in Nagpur, Maharashtra.
8. Around 2,138 volunteers Gather In Bengaluru To Make Eco Friendly Ganesh Idols & A World Record.
9. Commissioner of Gvmc Dr Srijana launch the campaign on use of clay Ganesh idols for environment concern ahead of Ganesh festival at Gvmc office in Visakhapatnam.
10. Introduced seed-embedded Vinayaka idols by the Horticulture department, Tamil Nadu.
11. Using about 60kg dry fruits to make Ganesh idol at Sivagnanam street T Nagar in Chennai.
12. Students make idols using paper, saw dust, wood and Cadbury gems at Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad.
13. Last Year, A village in Odisha used?bananas and bamboos?to create the idol of Lord Ganesh.
After the ten-day long festivities, the fruit will eventually ripen and will be distributed among the poor.
Here are some twitterati who also make awareness to use eco-friendly lord ganesh on this ganesh chathurati:
Thanks to Green satara foundation for making authentic eco-friendly Ganesha idols available at satara. We welcomed our eco-friendly Ganesha, the one with no artificial colors, only haldi and Kumkum. So beautiful...bringing lot of happiness with it....SUKHAKARTA DUKHAHARTA. pic.twitter.com/GurXN7ix7o— Tejaswi Satpute @SataraSP (@TejaswiSatpute) September 1, 2019
Ecco friendly ganesha pic.twitter.com/kn1zUPWXER— Manish prajapat (@Manishp60780581) August 30, 2019
Eco-friendly idols of Lord Ganesha are being sold in the markets across the city of Moradabad. An artist says, “We make idols of Lord Ganesha using clay & eco-friendly colours. They do not pollute rivers.” #GaneshChaturthi pic.twitter.com/jJd0InwslO— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) August 28, 2019
A Ganesha Idol with a Lady’s Finger seed in it! Avoid idols with chemical paint on them and ceramic ones.They damage the environment when they are immersed in our water bodies.Opt for eco friendly clay idols. #GoGreen this #GaneshChaturthi Avoid all things plastic too! pic.twitter.com/5Fyht4MCkF— Krithiga Narayanan (@Krithiganarayan) August 30, 2019
Eco friendly Ganapati boppa moriya. Fancy Distributors plaza shop owner's welfare association. Guntur andhra Pradesh. Jai Ganesha Jaijai Ganesha. ?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? pic.twitter.com/zhb2y4m3G4— PardhasaradhiGrandhi (@saadhyudu2011) September 2, 2019
Use ecofriendly ganesha...... pic.twitter.com/udEpo1p9DI— Sai Praneetha (@SaiPraneetha14) September 2, 2019
A workshop was organized on making eco-friendly Ganesha for the students of Sanjay Nagar Madhyamik School. Students created Ganesha from red soil & natural colours. Additional Commissioner Ram Joshi & Education Officer Priti Mishrikotkar appreciated students for their creativity. pic.twitter.com/cnv7NumH4f— NMC OFFICIAL (@ngpnmc) August 31, 2019