10 September 2013

Nice Clay Ganesha Idols

Below are a series of photographs of more eco-friendly mud Ganeshas, which are safer and more environmentally friendly. However these type of mud statues should be purchased without the gold paint, glitter or piercing eyes! Craftspeople creating ecofriendly mud Ganeshas are all around Tiruvannamalai, the below photographs were taken off the Chengham Road, opposite both Seshadri and Ramana Ashrams. 

Householders brought their own small kolam adorned benches with them in order to welcome their completed Ganesha idols.

Right click on all below photographs to view enlargements. 

Beginning the day with a vast mountain of mud

Pressing the mud into Ganesha Moulds

The group co-operating in their street assembly line

Ganesha coming out of Mould

Getting ready for a final tidy-up

Adding to some statues piercing red eyes

Putting the Ganesha onto Househoulder's kolam-board

A very handsome Ganesha on his way home

Golden Ganeshas radiating throughout Tiruvannamalai


vinayak.gotarkar said...

Where can i get the mould , so that i can make idols for me.

Meenakshi Ammal said...

I don't think many people will help you purchase your own mould . . . as it will cut into their business. They may even think that you are competition. Ganesha Chaturthi is coming very soon, so I would suggest you go to one of the street sellers and ask them if they would be willing to sell you a mould or tell you how to get one.

ridhs said...


Here is the link to order the mould