As the auspicious festival Ganesh Chaturthi is just a couple of days away from the start, devotees this year are all ready to set an example with an environmental friendly note. Guess how? By making their own eco-friendly idols of Lord Ganesha.
Yes, environmentalists have always alerted about how buying lord Ganesha’s idols made out of plaster of paris (POP) when immersed in a water body, will deplete the water body and aquatic life.
But now this concern is of the past. A total of 2,138 Bengaluruians gathered together in the National College grounds with a solid mission to create biodegradable idols of Lord Ganesha.
These eco-friendly Ganesha idols which are going to be sold quickly in the market on September 2 are made using biodegradable raw materials that don’t have any inorganic materials and this is indeed good news, which means that when these idols are immersed in water for the Virsarjan, it does no harm to the water bodies in comparison to those earlier-made idols made out of plaster of paris.
What’s even more truly amazing is the fact that people of Bengaluru also set a staggering Guinness World Records for the maximum number of people gathered for sculpting with the model clay, which was a total of about 2,138.
“A total of 2,138 Bengalurians came together to make eco-friendly Ganesha idols. They created a Guinness World Record for the highest number of people gathered for sculpting with model clay,” as per The Weather Channel India Twitter account.