Natural Ganapati for Nature

India is considered to be a beautiful country holding rich culture and tradition. Different people with diversified religions and traditions can be seen all over the country. People of the country stay united despite of the differences by celebrate many festivals together. Ganesh Chaturthi is one of the most celebrated festivals among them which is celebrated across the country. Ganesh chaturthi is the favourite festival in Maharashtra. This started by Lokamanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak during the British rule in India. This started by Lokamanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak during the British rule in India. In Mumbai itself nearly 6000 idols are commissioned every Year. This shows the enthusiasm of the people for the celebration. Every Year the number of idols is increasing. The magical combination of Music and dance during visarjan process of Ganapathi immersion is very attractive. Like in Mumbai Goa Pune and other cities of Maharashtra too celebrate this festival in grand manner. Karnataka too celebrates this festival in a grand manner. Special Pooja Aarthi in different traditional ways in Tamil Nādu too. In the two telugu states this celebrates in a grand way! Many people participate in the activities like Patri collection, fruits selling idols making. This gives lively hood to many families. Celebration by School students: The creative aspect and eco-friendly way of making Ganesha is given preference by schools to bring awareness among students and parents. Creative corner of the school kids comes out in the making of Ganesh with arrangement of vegetables in the shape of elephant God 🙏. Carvings of vegetables and fruits to bring up the shape to Bappa shows the talent of many students. The way of preparing eco-friendly Ganesha is considered primarily and thus lead the focus of the people for the traditional clay idol makers of Gowri-Ganesha. The preparation begins six months before the festival. This involves identifying the right kind of clay, processing and then molding it into idols. Many people involved third generation artisan who has been making Ganesha idols: They begin looking for clay in April-May. Once they get the clay, start softening it. They mix the clay with a little water and leave it to set. Later, they make small mounds of clay and stamp it with legs so that the mud softens, and they can mould it easily. During the process, if they find any small stones remove them, as they might crack the idols while drying. who has been making idols for the past four decades, says: people who make idols ecofriendly get samples of clay from a few lakes from the villagers every year, and order the soil which suits for many idol makers. DEMAND UP The demand for clay idols has gone up for last couple of years due to a campaign by the many volunteers with social responsibility, to celebrate eco-friendly Gowri-Ganesha festival. This has brought a big relief for traditional makers of Ganesha idols. Many artisans said this year there has been an increase of sale in clay idols by 30% and are happy with the good response to clay idols. The awareness programmes in schools and protests by greens helped the artisans a lot. Following the tradition thinking about the environment is the minimum responsibility of everyone. So, let us feel for it and support the eco-friendly Ganesha. Happy Ganesh Chaturthi!

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