Friday, September 2, 2016

Eco-friendly Ganesha!

Ganesh Chaturthi, one of the most talked about festival, brings to mind joy, fervor, extra zeal, pomp and gaiety.  The festival has created quite a stir in our home as well and the thrill and delight in equal measure has propelled us into a festive mode.  
Just like last year, our daughter has rescued us this year also by carving out our own excellent ‘Bappa’ for the festivities. Moulded with her labor of love, he is ready to be surrounded by love throughout his stay and shower his blessings.

 

This year, we are celebrating with double the joy as with extra time on hand, she managed to make 2 idols :). Unlike last year’s bappa placed on a flower, this year, he will be taking his seat on a leaf.

There is definitely an appeal that adds allure to her handmade creations. It likewise also makes both of us happy to see her engaging herself in traditions.
We have left the polluting bandwagon of immersing our idol long back and now carrying out the most elaborated way to celebrate the festival.  The worshipped idol will be immersed in “kundi” or “urli” after the festivities and the water will be poured out in our own garden to feel his presence forever with us.
For those who want to "go-green" with this year's celebration, can use air-dry-clay from Michaels, which is sturdy and fits the bill perfectly for us to mould our idol. The easy to use and easy to smooth air-dry-clay softens with water and ideally flexible for variety of other sculptures as well. After drying the clay idol (about a day) she painted him with acrylic paint.
The excitement of “Ganesha’s” arrival is palpable and preparations are at the peak and hoping the same for those who celebrate the festival.  As I turn myself back on the festive mode, we will see you again next week with a post gargling about our unseen collection of “Gifted Ganesha”.  Until then stay connected on Facebook and Instagram, toodles!

4 comments:

  1. Such lovely Eco-friendly creations! May Bappa shower your family with more blessings! - Paddy

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    1. Thank you Paddy for good wishes...sending the same for you and your family!

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  2. Hey Pinkz. I just LOVE your daughter's bappas. This is such a fabulous way to celebrate-- with creativity and love. Your eco-friendly way to celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi needs to be shared-- so will be doing my bit:)
    Wishing you and your beautiful family a very happy Ganesh Chaturthi. xx

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    1. Thank you Arti :) and also thank you for such a thoughtful consideration of sharing it....I wish more and more people decide to celebrate eco-friendly way. After worshipping him for 10 days, the tradition of his disposal procedure makes me halfhearted. Wishing you happy festivities as well.

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