Sep 012011

Ganpati Celebrations the  Green Ganesha way

I have never been one of the religious types, always having a little snobbish image of myself as more of a spiritual than a religious person, totally forgetting that the first step towards spirituality is to leave behind snobbery.

Eco Friendly Ganesha made from Vegetables
Veggee Ganesha Complete With Karela Mouse

So I have never been active in the society religious functions, keeping a safe distance from them worrying that the religious fever may infect my spiritual self.

fancy dress competition on ganpati
Kids Dressed As Ganesha
little eco friendly ganpati made of flour
While I was very impressed by the main Idol devoid of any toxic colors, what really made me happy was to see some small Ganesha idols made of bio degradable materials like flour, fruits, shells etc by kids in the building. Below are some of the pictures of the idols made by kids in our building. I think it is a great effort to involve the kids in understanding that thousands of Ganesha idols with toxic paint and chemicals being immersed in the sea, rivers and lakes of this country are harming the environment.
eco friendly Ganesha idol made of flour
eco friendly Ganesha idol made of flour
eco friendly Ganesha
Ganesha Without Toxic Paints

Let a Million Eco Friendly Ganesha Bloom and this be a new beginning in India to take care of our environment by starting with Ganesha the first amongst gods.

Let us all say: Om Shree Ganehshay Namah  🙂

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  1. What a great way to celebrate Ganesha! I am sure he loves being made out of fruit and home-made playdough just as much as being an ornate beautifully painted sculpture 🙂

    On a completely different note, I smiled at “You will not find too many tips or exotic places in this blog” in your “About” section. What you are writing about is certainly exotic to me and incredibly interesting. I don’t know if I ever get to visit India, but at least I can travel there virtually, through your blog.

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