One of the most loved Hindu Gods and the most celebrated festivals in India is Ganesha Chaturthi. The 10-day long festival celebrates the birth of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati, Lord Ganesha. It starts on the fourth day of month Bhadrapada (August-September), according to the Lord Ganesha. This year the festival will fall on September 13. The auspicious festival is celebrated by people from all walks of life with great zeal and high spirits. People bring home idols of Lord Ganesha for Ganesha Chaturthi and decorate the house and perform puja and invite friends and dear one’s home to seek blessings of Lord Ganesha. Some people even make eco-friendly Ganesha idols and do eco-friendly decorations and celebrate the occasion with utmost simplicity. Eco-Friendly Ganesha 2018: This Ganpati Idol Grows Into a Tree, Watch Video.

We all know that majority of the deity idols or statues are made from POP (plaster of paris) which is hazardous for the environment. To send off Lord Ganesha, devotees submerge the idols in water which affects the marine life. In the last couple of years, people are widely spreading the message to use eco-friendly Ganpati idols. For those who wish to make their own idols at home, we have curated a list of ideas that you can try to make Ganesha idols.

Eco-Friendly Lord Ganesha Idols to Make at Home

1. Turmeric Ganesha Idol

2. Ganesha Idol with Maida & Rice Flour

3. Ganesha Idol with Soap

4. 3D Quilling Ganesha Idol

These easy to make eco-friendly Ganesha idols can also be immersed in your house. While we celebrate the festival with great enthusiasm, it is also our responsibility to take care of our environment. In the end it is all about the sentiments attached to the love for the Lord. This Ganesh Chaturthi, try making these DIY eco-friendly Ganesha idols or bring home an eco-friendly Ganesha idol.

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