This year’s Ganesh Chaturti is witnessing a beautiful conflation of creativity and sensitivity towards the environment through the eco-friendly designs of Lord Ganesha idols. Dr Aditi Mittal from Surat in Gujarat is in the news for her eco-friendly Ganesha idol that has been made just with dry fruits. Moreover, post celebrations, the dry fruits used in making this idol will be distributed among COVID-19 patients.

In an interview with ANI Dr Mittal she said, “I made this idol with dry fruits that have shell & it will be kept at a COVID hospital.”

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What You Should Know?

  • Dr Aditi Mittal of Surat, Gujarat, made Lord Ganesha idol just using dry fruits.
  • The idol will be kept at a COVID-19 hospital
  • After the festival ends, Mittal will send the dry fruits to COVID-19 hospitals to be consumed by patients.

Made with dry fruits like walnuts, peanuts, cashew nuts, pine nuts, and almonds, the idol is 20 inches high. The trunk of this Ganesha idol is made out of walnuts while the eyes have been made with cashew nuts. Moreover, the elephant-ears of the idol are embedded with peanuts or groundnuts.

Aditi also took to Twitter to share images of her Ganesha Idol, writing, “Made Eco-friendly Ganesha with 511 dry fruits will be kept at Covid hospital ‘Atal Samvedna’ of Surat for 10 days and will later be distributed as ‘prasad’ in the form of ‘VIGHNAHARTA’ blessings for happy and healthy life. These dry fruits will also add up the immunity.”

Lord Ganesha Idol Of Chocolate

Another eco-friendly and edible Ganesha idol that was in news a day ago was made of chocolate. Making an idol of chocolate wasn’t new for Nidhi Sharma of Indore who has been making such idols since last year. This year, however, she has made her Ganesha idol on the theme of coronavirus. The idol set-up included smaller idols of COVID-19 warriors like doctors and police as a tribute to their contribution in battling with the pandemic. Moreover, there was also a ball of chocolate designed like the structure of the COVID-19 virus. Lord Ganesha was portrayed as killing the make-believe coronavirus with his trident. It also included public interest messages like ‘Stay Home’ and ‘Social Distance.’ Read the full report here.

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Muted Ganesh Chaturthi Festival

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Ganesh Chaturthi festival might not witness the vigour it had earlier due to the indispensable restrictions. As per the latest unlock plan by the Ministry of Home Affairs, issued on July 29, 2020, the cultural and religious functions continue to be prohibited. People have been advised to stay home during the festival. Moreover, the grand Ganpati Visarjan will see heavy restrictions this year as large congregations remain prohibited.

Picture Credit: ANI

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