How to prepare Eco-Friendly Ganpati at home: It is essential for a healthy environment that our water resources remain clean. But every year on the occasion of Ganeshotsav and Durga Puja, lakhs of idols and Nirmalya (worship material) are immersed in rivers, ponds, or other water bodies across the country. This increases pollution on a large scale, and their water is not usable. Last year, the National Green Tribunal in Madhya Pradesh had taken strict measures against it and had banned the sale of statues made of POP (Plaster of Paris).
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi had also appealed to the country by making the government aware of this concern that the people of the country should install more clay idols so that the environment is not damaged in any way.
As Ganeshotsav is getting closer, the emphasis is placed on installing clay Ganesh idols in the statue installation in Madhya Pradesh. Administration, environmental organizations, and social organizations are focusing heavily on this. However, despite all these efforts, the statues of POP are still being seen in the markets.
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The Prime Minister's request is affecting the people of the country. Prime Minister Narendra Modi called upon children and youth to use clay to make Ganesh and Durga's idols. We should always use things suitable for nature, and we should bring back our old tradition by making clay idols and protecting the environment, river-ponds, and small amounts of water from pollution. Creatures must be protected. According to me, environmentally friendly Ganeshotsav is also a work of social service.
The request has already given life to organizations and associations working in this direction, and they are now taking this work forward with double enthusiasm. On the prime minister's call, the idols of Ganesh are being constructed from clay at many places in the country.
The world has been engaged in making clay and paper images in the villages and towns, but this time, instead of colors, the use of food items instead of colors for the decoration of the statues started. It is being done. So that aquatic organisms can get food. This will include various types of food, including pulses, grains, seeds, and fish meal.
How to Prepare Eco-Friendly Ganpati at Home?
Materials - 1 kg of papermaking clay (it will be kneaded at any stationery shop), water, brushes for finishing, tools used in making clay sculptures or knives, boards, and polyethylene.
- First of all, place the board in a flat place and stick polythene on it with tape.
- Now take papermaking soil and knead it till it stops sticking in your hands.
- If you have clay powder, you mix it with the help of glue or fevicol. Now after preparing it like flour, divide it into three equal parts.
- Now make a circle by taking 1 part of these three parts and make two equal parts of this circle.
- From one of these two parts, we have to make a base, on which Ganesh Ji will be sitting.
- To make the base, give it the shape of round laddu and flatten it with light hands.
- Its thickness should be about 0.5 mm, and the width of the whole circle is about 10 to 12 cm.
- Now take the second part of it and give it an egg shape. This oval part will make the stomach of Ganapati Ji.
- This is the first significant work. Now take another big circle and divide it into four equal parts.
- Ganapati Ji will have two hands and two legs from these four parts. To make hands and feet, all the parts have to be given one by one in the shape of pipes, and later they are to be tapered from either side.
- It will be made of about 7 to 8 cm.
- Fold all these from the middle to give the shape of English V. Till now we have made the base, belly of Ganesha, both hands and two legs. So far it has become part, now we will arrange it.
- First place the base in the center of the board
- Above this, keep the shape of the feet in the position of the feet.
- Now keep the oval sphere above the feet by sticking it backward on the legs.
- With the help of a tool, level the soil between the feet and the stomach and paste them together.
- After this, put both hands in the idol. Take out a little mud from the thick ends of both hands and make two small balls from them and stick them on the top side of the stomach, making them a shoulder.
- Now join hands with shoulders. The length of the hands should be in proportion to the size of the idol.
- Make a blessing posture by turning the straight arm of Ganapati Ji slightly from the front and, on the other hand, in the prasad posture and keep a small laddu on it.
- Now turn to the third big part. Now take the circle and divide it into four equal parts.
- Take one part of it and take out some soil from it and make a neck. Make the head of Ganapati by giving the remaining soil round shape.
- Now connect the neck above the belly and the shape of the head over it.
- Now take the second part and give it to the trunk and attach it to the head.
- Now take the third part and divide it into two equal parts. Take one part, flatten it like roti, cut it from the middle, and divide it into two parts.
- Both these parts will be Ganesha's ears.
- Now stick the round portion of these two on both sides of the head and shape the ears.
- Now, take another part of it, give it a cone shape, put it on the head, and make a crown.
- Now take the fourth part, remove some soil from it, and make Ganesha's teeth.
- Keep in mind that the teeth on the right-hand side of Ganesha will be full, and the tooth on the left-hand side will be small.
- Now make a rat from the remaining mitti. Make three parts of soil to make a rat.
- Make one part oval, which will form the stomach of the rat. Do three parts from the other part, which will form the rat's head, ears, and tail.
- Do four parts of the third part and make four legs of the rat. If you want, you can also put laddus in the front two legs by making it like a hand.
Why We should use Eco-Friendly Murtis?
Hazardous chemical dyes are used in statues made of POP and plastic. These colors are very harmful not only for health but also for the environment. When Bappa made of POP is immersed, POP contaminates the water and does not dissolve quickly.
This affects the quality of water. When dissolved in water, POP gets deposited on the surface of the water. The chemical colors of these idols are mixed in water, and later this water is used in cooking and bathing. People also become ill with the use of such water.
This water is also used in farming. In such a situation, the crops caused by contaminated water are also affected, and the harmful elements along with the vegetables even reach home.
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