Calling out to all the citizens for celebrating this Ganeshotsav without ill-treating the ecological system, an Awareness Campaign for Eco-Friendly Ganesh Idols made of natural clay and Water Colors is being promoted by Team Where’s My Pandit.
One of the grandest festivals across Mumbai, Ganesh Chaturthi is scheduled for September 17, 2015 this year and over 2,00,000 Ganesh idols are moulded every year across the financial capital of India, Mumbai. With the ever growing environmental deterioration and the rise in number of immersions of Ganpati idols made of Plaster of Paris (POP), it is demanded of us to regulate our surrounding to reinstate the ecological balance across the city of dreams.
While the devotees observe the festival with utmost love and admiration, the submergence of the Plaster of Paris idols in rivers, lakes and seas is unfavorably affecting the water and destructing the marine life substantially. Plaster of Paris being non-biodegradable and insoluble in water, it accumulates as layers on the sand of the beaches and contaminates the water making it toxic for any kind of human use or for any aquatic living beings. Also, the colors used for decorating the Ganesh idols are highly toxic. These elements have increased the acidity of water and the large supply of toxic metals such as lead and mercury can be detected in the water.
To control such devastating factors and initiate an eco-friendly environment, the team behind Wheresmypandit.com has commenced its Eco-Friendly Ganesha campaign in association with NirmalJyot, Ecoganesha.org and Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai to spread awareness and develop the acceptability of Eco-friendly Ganesha idols across Mumbai.
Traditionally, Ganpati idols were moulded using the Shadu Clay found in the river banks of Konkan region in Maharashtra. We, in our effort to set up the ecological balance, are attempting to motivate the people to get back to their roots. These Ganesha idols are made up of the organic shadu clay and colored using non-toxic eco-friendly water colors. So, these idols dissolve in water without any devastating effects to the environment. Also, on Ganesh Chaturthi heightened powers of Lord Ganesha descends to Earth which can be absorbed only my natural clay, swayambhus or stone as it’s among the panchtatwas. So, the maximum holy vibration can be absorbed by clay idols and for the power to come into nature complete visarjan is must.
Thus, Wheresmypandit.com requests you all to visit our website and adapt to Eco-Friendly Ganesha idols and be a part of our initiative to care for the Mother Nature – www.wheresmypandit.com
Credits: NirmalJyot and Ecoganesha.org