Ganeshotsav festival will see for the first time Ganesh idol made up of Fibre by Andheri-based Kranti Sarvajanik Mandal. The initiative is an effort taken up by the mandal to protect the environment from pollution and other marine life hazards.
The Mandal popularly known as ‘Koldongricha Vighnaharta’ in Andheri has been making one of the tallest Ganesh Idol of 21 feet which is made out of fibre. The fibre idol is one-time investment though the shape and size can be moulded and colours can be changed every year.
The mandal brings a small idol made out of clay which is later immersed in water. After the celebration and ritual of 11 days, the statue is packed and kept in the society shed for a year. No immersion is involved, and the year ahead it is again modified with different colours and design and shape.
Abhishek Vyas, Treasurer of Kranti sarvajanik Mandal Andheri said “ We have been celebrating the festivals since last 4 decades and we want it to be beneficial to society at large. 4 years back we brought clay statue of 21 feet and due to shortage of artificial ponds in Mumbai it was difficult. Hence, we thought of Fibre statue which is a one-time investment and completely environment-friendly. We do not want to harm the environment and we also encourage other Ganeshotsav mandals that bring in huge statues to adopt the Fibre statue model which will not only help the environment but also save a lot of Money involved”.
Let’s celebrate Ganesh Chatuthi without harming the environment by bringing home Eco Friendly Ganpati Idols.