Updated: Sep 01, 2022 05:43 IST
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], September 1 (ANI): Many occasions, within the pleasure of festivity we have a tendency to overlook in regards to the hurt we do to the planet Earth. Ganesh Chaturthi, which marks the start of the Lord Ganesha, is not any exception.
The Ganesha idols are typically made up of clay, Plaster of Paris (POP), plastic and cement. Toxic paints and flowers are additionally utilized in adorning the statues. And when ‘visarjan’ takes place, the idols together with these poisonous supplies get seeped into water that dwell on for many years in water our bodies, leaving an indelible impression on the ecosystem.
As 10-day festivities of the Ganesh Chaturthi competition in India have already commenced and in case you are considering to change your means of celebrating the competition, then straight away take a cue from Bollywood celebrities who’ve repeatedly burdened the significance of not harming the surroundings in the course of the festive celebration, particularly Ganpati Visarjan.
Actor Dia Mirza, who’s a real advocate of nature, typically talked about celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi in an eco-friendly means. In 2019, she introduced house an eco-friendly idol and shared the significance of minimalism and sustainability.
“Ganpati Bappa Morya! Traditionally we made clay idols and then immersed them in water to denote the Birth Cycle of Lord Ganesha/Ganpati who was created from Clay/Earth.
Visarjan in its own way talks about nature’s life cycle and while it should be one of the most Eco friendly events in India, it has become something else all together. Clay Handmade Idols have been replaced with Plaster of Paris and Plastic. Natural brown colour of clay is replaced by toxic paints to make idols shiny and sparkly. Size plays a big role on asserting importance or power of the celebration. Mine is bigger than yours syndrome! And then there are those awful unnatural plastic/thermocole decorations! All this is immersed in our seas/rivers/ponds/lakes without caring about the consequences.The consequences are dangerous, a complete contamination of our waters, soil and food chain. Surely Ganpati Bappa would never want to be responsible for harming that what he was born from?This Ganpati Visarjan, take this as an opportunity to understand the meaning of a birth cycle, go minimal, natural and sustainable,” she had posted on Instagram.
Instead of immersing Ganpati idols in water our bodies, one may go for Ganpati Visarjan at house utilizing minimal water to give Bappa a pleasant send-off. Have a have a look at this image during which actor Sanjay Dutt is seen giving a cute send-off to Ganpati by immersing the idol in a water container. The explicit image was captured in 2018.
This put up of singer-composer Vishal Dadlani will certainly provide you with a bitter actuality examine in regards to the aftermath of Ganpati celebrations. He shared footage during which a number of giant Ganesh idols and different puja paraphernalia may be seen discarded on the seaside after Ganpati Visarjan.
India, do not immerse Ganpati within the ocean or pure water-bodies. Can’t bear to see half-dissolved idols another time. Treat Ganesha & Nature with the respect they deserve. Use pure, soluble idols & immerse at house/in tanks constructed for this. Pl. do not let this occur once more. pic.twitter.com/42IaT9bZEe
— VISHAL DADLANI (@VishalDadlani) September 12, 2018
“India, don’t immerse Ganpati in the ocean or natural water bodies. Can’t bear to see half-dissolved idols all over again. Treat Ganesha & Nature with the respect they deserve. Use natural, soluble idols & immerse at home/in tanks built for this. Pl. don’t let this happen again,” he had urged.
Making various tanks for immersion or comparable preparations on the particular person family stage is without doubt one of the greatest eco-friendly methods to celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi. When COVID-19 was at its peak, many individuals together with stars like Hrithik Roshan opted for Ganpati Visarjan at house as it is not secure to exit. Thankfully, normality has now returned however for the security of the surroundings, it is higher to go for Ganpati visarjan at house than to immerse the idols in water our bodies.
Actor Rithvik Dhanjani is totally towards using Ganpati idols made from Plaster of Paris. Every 12 months, he makes handmade Ganpati idols at his house utilizing mud.
Don’t overlook to handle the surroundings whereas having fun with the competition. Happy Ganesh Chaturthi. (ANI)