Each year for 10-days, the atmosphere is filled with the joyous chant of ‘Ganpati Bappa Morya, Mangalmurti Morya’. People welcome Bhagwan Ganesha in their homes and puja pandals (temporary places for the festival celebration) where the God is worshipped, and festive celebrations take place.
Like each year, you must be eagerly waiting to welcome Bappa into your home! So, this time why not do something different?
This festival bring home an eco-friendly Bhagwan Ganesha that is made with natural materials.
To help you choose the finest eco-friendly idol, we searched through hundreds of listings online and here are 5 that are eco-friendly, economical, and beautiful.
1. Eco-friendly Ganesha by Tree Ganesha
Beautifully crafted, this Ganesha idol looks serene, is made with natural red soil, and contains no harmful materials like gold colour, synthetic stones, artificial diamonds, newspaper etc.
The makers have taken great care to give devotees a complete package. So, this eco-friendly Ganesha idol comes along with a kit that includes the following:
- A flower pot
Creating a complete package is an excellent initiative by the brand Tree Ganesha and provides the convenience crores of devotees want.
2. Eco-friendly Ganesha by My Pooja Box
Made with clay and handcrafted by local artisans, this is an adorable idol of Bhagwan Ganesha. Priced economically, this idol comes in 2 colour options; brown and colourful.
Being made of clay, it easily dissolves in water. Immerse the idol in a new flower pot/bucket at your home and use that to water the plants. An amazing thing is that you also get seeds that you can plant and make our Earth a bit more greener.
3. Eco-friendly Ganesha by Swadeshi Blessings
We feel happy and proud whenever we encounter brands like Swadeshi Blessings who are on a mission to enable local artisans to practice their skills with pride and sell their products to consumers globally. And in the process, they earn a dignified livelihood and give their family a better life.
Coming to their eco-friendly Ganesha idol, it is made by local artisans with river clay; the little colouring is done with eco-friendly watercolour, and is available in multiple sizes.
Being eco-friendly, it easily dissolves in water, and its natural ingredients do not impact our environment adversely.
The package contains:
- Eco-friendly Ganesha idol
- Tulsi seeds
So, not only do you get an eco-friendly idol but also a few other ingredients needed to greenify your garden!
4. Eco-friendly Ganesha by Puja N Pujari
Another fantastic idol available online, it is priced economically, is colourful, and made with 100% shadu maati/clay that is known to be pollution free and easily dissolves in water.
Usually, eco-friendly idols are plain and lack many colours. Still, the makers of this idol made an effort to add as much safer colours as possible and make this Ganesha idol attractive.
5. Eco-friendly Ganesha by Kaanus
The more we search, the more we find brands that are empowering local artisans and women. Kaanus's workforce comprises over 90% rural women, many of whom are below the poverty line (BPL). It’s excellent work by Team Kaanus, and more power to them in this endeavour.
The eco-friendly Ganesha is competitively and economically priced and is made of 100% natural pot clay that is good for our environment and dissolves easily in water. Barring a few colours, the idol is of natural clay colour, and you can get creative and paint and decorate Bhagwan Ganesha with kids at your home. An excellent do-it-yourself activity, we must say.
Why opt for eco-friendly Ganesha?
Now that you have learnt more about the idols mentioned above, you must be wondering why choose an eco-friendly Ganesha over the regular ones.
So, to make your purchase easier, we list down 5 differences between eco-friendly Ganesha idols and non-eco-friendly ones:
We wish you and your family a great time welcoming eco-friendly Bappa into your home this season, and may the festival be filled with an abundance of joy.
Ganpati bappa Morya, Mangalmurti Morya!