Eco Friendly Ganesha
Mahi loved Ganesh Chaturthi. She loved celebrating the festival of the playful Hindu God, Ganesha. She had several happy memories from the festival. With her mother and sister, she enjoyed making kozhukattai. She ate too many kozhukattai and sweets at times. Her family always purchased mud ganesh idols rather than the colourful painted ones.
Ganesh Chaturthi, a festival celebrated throughout India to honour Lord Ganesh, is becoming more environmentally conscious in the recent times.
Ganesh idols are typically fashioned of plaster of Paris and immersed in water after Ganesh Chaturthi, endangering water sources. When it came to festivals, Mahi's parents were very cautious and adopted eco-friendly procedures.
Organic soil and natural colours are used to create eco-friendly Ganesh idols. The idols made of Plaster of Paris are non-biodegradable and include hazardous elements and dangerous hues. They have a negative impact on water bodies and have a particularly negative impact on sea life.
It's high time we choose eco-friendly solutions to protect our environment. Eco-friendly idols, on the other hand, are biodegradable and will not harm any living beings in water bodies, therefore reducing water pollution.
Mahi's parents had a trick to spotting the right idol. Plaster of Paris idols are lower in weight and are painted in poisonous and gleaming hues, whereas eco-friendly idols are heavier and have a natural finish.
So this Ganesh Chaturthi celebrate with happiness and gratitude with a touch of eco friendliness and kindness towards mother nature.