Say Yes to Eco Ganesh and No to Plaster of Paris Ganesh | Advantages of Mud Ganesha Idols and disadvantages of their colored POP counterparts

September 10th, 2010| In India.

Say Yes to Eco Ganesh  and No to Plaster of Paris Ganesh | Advantages of Mud Ganesha Idols and disadvantages of their colored POP counterparts

Eco GaneshManufacturers can now be assured of sales when they sell ‘Ganesh’ idols made of mud. People have become aware of benefits of using Ganesh idols made of mud. As a result, they  are choosing and buying these idols. Even corporate companies are ordering these kinds of idols only. Many people are enquiring an NGO organization called Share-a- service of Secunderabad, for more details about these idols. Because of the deal between SAVE organization and Greater Hyderabad  Municipal Corporation, the organization is selling these mud idols at 51 stalls spread across Hyderabad. They aim to sell at least 25 lakh idols this year. SAVE organizers are preparing mud idols even of  the height of five feet with the help of artists from West Bengal.

Disadvantages with Colors:

Plaster of Paris idols will be attractive to look with different shapes and varieties of colors. But their colors will harm a  lot to the environment.

Idols made of POP will harm the natural resources. They will also pollute underground water.

They will not dissolve in water. They will prevent sunlight entering in to the water. It will become fatal to the lives of aquatic animals. Plants present under the water will get damaged. Arrival of immigration birds will be effected.

Binding materials used in these idols, such as mercury, cadmium, chromium, organic dyes, lead and others are the main culprits behind water pollution. Because of presence of alkaline in the water, the organs of the people who drink that water, may get damaged. There are chances for arrival of problems related to lungs, liver, cancer, skin diseases, allergies to eyes.

When the POP idols are sunk in the lakes and ponds, the bottom layer of the lake gets harder and makes it difficult for water penetration. Catchment area of lakes will decrease.

Benefits of Mud idols:

Environment lovers are pleading not to harm the environment. It is being advised to use mud idols. There are some benefits using these idols.

In the earlier days, mud will be taken out from the lakes before the arrival of rainy season. Ganesh idols were made with this mud and will be again sunk in to the lake after the festival. This was like a cyclic chain  without causing harm to the environment.

Idols made with mud will easily get dissolved in lakes. They prevent drying up of lakes. Mud has the quality of purifying the water.

There are also ways to make the mud idols colorful and attractive. Natural colors can be used for this purpose. Different colors can be made from differentially colored flowers. By this attractive and colorful Ganesha Idol, which is eco friendly, can be prepared.

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