Bengaluru, Sep 11: Eco-friendly idols of Lord Ganesha are the most sought item this Ganesh Chaturthi. In a bid to celebrate the festival in an eco-friendly way, Bengaluru's Sri Satya Ganpati trust has made a Ganesha Idol with sugarcane. Nearly 150 people worked together to make the idol which took a month to get completed. According to a tweet by ANI, a member of the trust said they wanted to make an eco-friendly Ganesha and hence decided to choose sugarcane to make one.
"We wanted to do something that is eco-friendly so we chose sugarcane. To make the idol 5 tons of sugarcane were used and 150 people are working on it since a month", a member from the trust said.
Karnataka: Bengaluru's Sri Satya Ganpati trust has made a Ganesha Idol with sugarcane. A member says,"We wanted to do something that is eco-friendly so we chose sugarcane. To make the idol 5 tons of sugarcane were used&150 people are working on it since a month." #GaneshChaturthi pic.twitter.com/DYPOVPF1rn
— ANI (@ANI) September 11, 2018
Beginning September 13, the 10-day long festival, which is also known as Vinayak Chaturthi, marks the birth of Lord Ganesh, the elephant-headed God in Hindu mythology.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his radio address in July urged people to use the eco-friendly material for the Ganesh Utsav celebrations. "Right from Ganesh idol to all decorative material everything ought to be eco friendly and I will appreciate that separate competitions be organised in each city, prizes be awarded for these, and I will like that eco-friendly items related to Ganesh Utsav are displayed for wider publicity on My Gov and Narendra Modi App," he said.