27 August 2017

Pictorial Report Ganesh Chaturthi 2017: Eco-Friendly Ganesh

How an Eco-Friendly Seed Ganesh is Made

Ecologically-centric NGOs have been distributing and/or selling Ganesh statues (with embedded seeds) in an effort to direct Ganesh devotees to celebrating a more eco-friendly statue immersion.

A seed embedded Ganesh statue made of clay is placed in a container filled with organic soil and other ingredients required for plant growth. In place of statue immersion, water is poured directly onto the Ganesh idol causing the clay of the statue to melt—which results in the embedded seeds being released into the soul and sprouting after a number of days.

A version of Seed Ganesh at Tiruvannamalai 2017

A version of a seeded eco-friendly Ganesh was sold for the first time at Tiruvannamalai during the 2017 Ganesh Chaturthi Festival

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