Odisha: Ganesha idol made of bananas, bananas will be distributed later

Today, the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi begins and the country is basking in festive fervor because of it. The thing which is making headlines is the Eco-friendly Ganesh idols. 

An Odisha village used bananas and bamboos to create the idol of Ganesha. After the ten-day long festivities, the fruit will eventually ripen and will be distributed among the poor and needy.

It is growing environmental concerns that have led to the innovation of eco-friendly Ganesha idols. This particular idol made using bananas and bamboos started back in 2017 in Sambalpur village in the Odisha state and the creators of this idol are the members of Nataraj club from the Odisha town.

Members of the same club earlier made other 25-feet-high idols with biodegradable materials such as coconuts, rudrakhsha, sweet bundi ladoos, mouli threads and conch shells. 

And the uniqueness of these idols is that they are not immersed in water but are made of reusable and edible things.

Apart from this, in Karnataka an idol of Lord Ganesha made using over 9,000 coconuts, at a temple in Bengaluru. This year, an splendid 30 feet high idol fashioned out of a total of 9,000 coconuts has been installed near the Puttengally Ganesha temple in Bengaluru.

The eco-friendly idol has been put together by over 70 devotees who have been working on the project for the past 20 days.

Apart from coconuts, over 20 types of vegetables have been used for the decoration of the temple.

Last year, the Ganesha idol was made from sugarcane.

by Lokendra Sharma | Tue, Sep 03 - 11:17 AM

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