Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated across the country every year with great fervor, and millions of devotees visit temples to offer their prayers. Lord Vinayaka, also known as Ganesh, is honored during the celebration because he is the god of fresh starts and the remover of barriers. For his wealth and intellect, Lord Ganesh is revered.
Here Are Some Ideas for Eco-Friendly Ganesh Chaturthi Festival Planning. These ideas for making Ganesh Chaturthi this year more environmentally friendly are provided as Ganesh Chaturthi approaches.
Go Green on this Ganesh Chaturthi
Most Ganesha idols sold nowadays are made of plaster of Paris or another non-biodegradable material. The purchase of PoP (Plaster of Paris) Ganpati idols should be avoided in favor of environmentally friendly alternatives due to the detrimental effects they have on the environment, particularly on water bodies and marine life. Ganesha statues made of traditional clay are fully biodegradable and can dissolve into the water when submerged.
Biodegradable Ganesh Idol
To prevent materials from damaging the environment or water after immersion, choose natural, biodegradable ones. The idol may be crafted from organic components such as coconut or painted with natural hues.
Smaller Ganesh Idol
The cuter the idol is, the smaller it is! Smaller Ganesh idols are great because they take up less room and are easier to transport. More plaster of Paris or another environmentally hazardous non-biodegradable material will be needed to create a large Ganesh idol. This can be difficult because the material will not disintegrate into the water, even after being submerged for years. Additionally, it will be difficult to go from one location to another, resulting in a traffic bottleneck.
Compost Organic Waste
The organic wastes, such as flowers, vegetables, and garlands, should be separated and placed in a compost pit at the end of the day. Due to the benefits of the compost’s fertilizers, this will only assist your small garden bloom.
Use newspaper or paper bags rather than plastic bags if you are submerging them. Considering how quickly paper breaks down. Dried flowers can be utilized to produce vibrant paper or organic hues for future gifting.
Submerging Idol in Artificial Tanks
Even though the idols are made of non-biodegradable materials, the ecology and water resources can still be preserved. Consider submerging the idols in purpose-built tanks rather than in natural water sources. This approach is rapidly gaining favor as more people become aware of the dangers of utilizing the same water for drinking and irrigation.
When you celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi, keep the environment in mind. Promote the usage of eco-friendly idols and ornamentation. Organize flowers and other organic material donations, and then pile them up in a compost pile to use as plant fertilizer.
This Festival, ‘Say No To Plastic’
Saying “no” to plastic is one of the most simple and effective actions any of us can do. Instead of using plastic bags, which can harm the environment, switch to reusable, biodegradable cloth bags. Use Kerala-style plates instead of synthetic ones; banana leaves will cause you to forget them. The ecology is impacted by goods like plastic sheets and disposable, non-biodegradable plates.