Each year, thousands of Punekaris bring in idols to celebrate Ganesh Utsav. If the idols are made from non-biodegradable materials, then it can harm the environment.
This year, we suggest you go eco-conscious and learn to say no to idols and decorations that use thermocol, chemicals, plastic, or plaster of paris, which pollute the environment and endanger the water bodies.
Instead we suggest you opt for natural, biodegradable idols made from clay or papier mache. Besides, an eco-friendly idol looks equally elegant and beautiful and once immersed, they dissolve and do not pollute the environment. Read on to find out where to buy eco-friendly Ganesha idols or how to make your own idol at home.
Make your own eco-Ganesha
>> Shaadu, which is readily available in shops, especially in those which sell raw materials for Ganesh idols.
>> Vessels to make clay from dry mud.
>> Taklon brushes for colouring the idol.
>> Fork or toothpick for carving the idol.
>> Natural or water-based colours, turmeric, multani mitti and geru.
>> Newspapers to spread on the floor before you start working.
Where to shop for eco-friendly Ganeshas
At: Plot 59, Near Sai Ganesh Apartment Sanjay Park, Old Airport Road.
Shop for a cause
At: D402, Sky Lounge, Kalyani Nagar.
At: Hypercity Pune, Kumar Pacific, Shankarshet Road.
At: Jayanti Apartments, next to Ratna Hospital, Senapati Bapat Road.
Call: 25660790 / 9527353884
The Bombay Store
At: 322, MG Road.
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