How can we celebrate eco-friendly Ganesh Chaturthi?


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Ganesh Chaturthi (Ganesh Utsav), the birth anniversary of Lord Ganesha is one of the most awaited festivals among the Hindu Devotees and this festival is celebrated all over India and especially in Maharashtra. The celebration continues for 10 days and on the 11th day, idols of Lord Ganesha are immersed into the water which signifies the return of the Lord to Mount Kailasha.

Eco-Friendly Ganesh Chaturthi Celebration 2019


The most famous Lord Ganesh pandals are Lalbaugcha Raja & Ganesh Galli Mumbaicha Raja decorated in Mumbai. Go & get a blessing if you are in Mumbai.

The major activities on the auspicious occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi are as follows:
  • Bring the Lord Ganesha Idols at home, society, etc.
  • Decorate the Pandals & worship the Lord Ganesha on these holy days.
  • Immersion of Lord Ganesha Idols in the water.

The ritual associated with this festival are very pious & glorious and we should celebrate the festival in a full-fledged manner as well.  However, being a responsible citizen and brand ambassador of our country, we need to think about the environment as well.


Eco-Friendly Ganesh Chaturthi Celebration 2019 at home

How this festival impacts the environment

This festival mainly affects the environment in two ways i.e. water pollution & noise pollution.

  • Water Pollution

Putting idols of Lord Ganesha made of Plaster of Paris or any other chemicals causes water pollution. The Plaster of Paris is insoluble in the water causing tremendous damage to the marine eco-system. It is one of the reasons behind the death of marine species and the undegradable substance also appear at the shore of lakes and sea affecting the marine life most. Concerning the reports published by several organizations, there is an exponential rise in the acidity & toxicity levels in the water bodies which could become the reason for permanent hazard and leave long-term damage to life on earth, including human beings.

  • Noise Pollution

Continuously running speaker in high volume causes noise pollution.

Top 5 ways for eco-friendly Ganesh Chaturthi celebration

Here in this post, we are going to share the best 5 ways for eco-friendly Ganpati celebration. 


Top 6 ways to celebrate Eco-Friendly Ganesh Chaturthi 2019

  • Eco-Friendly Ganesh Idols

The first & foremost step to support the idea of eco-friendly Ganesh Chaturthi celebration starts when eco-friendly Ganpati are bought. To minimize the impact on the environment, buy the Ganpati made of biodegradable materials. Opt for idols made of cow dung, which can be immersed in lakes or artificial tanks and used to provide manure for gardens, playgrounds, and fields. Alternately, create idols that fish can eat. These are fashioned from clay and stuffed with fish-friendly foods like wheat, spinach, corn, and vegetable powder. Your Ganesha idol can be karmically in more than one way.


Top 6 ways to celebrate Eco-Friendly Ganesh Chaturthi 2019 at society


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  • Eco-Friendly Pandal Decorations

The next step is to decorate the pandal in an eco-friendly manner. In pandal decoration, people generally use plastic & non-biodegradable products. These materials are very dangerous to our environment and instead of using these materials, we should opt for decorations material made of paper or natural flowers. Apart from paper & natural flowers, other alternative available options are cloth, wood, paper, etc. Use natural color for Rangoli decorations such as turmeric, henna, Mehendi, rice powder, Gulaal. These colors do not pose any threat to human life and the environment.

  • Minimize the Noise & Save Electricity

The next step in eco-friendly Ganpati Utsav celebration is related to the use of sound system and electricity. It is advisable to run the sound system as per the regulations and switch off the lights & appliances in case of not required.

  • Number of Ganesh Idols in your community

Instead of having several Ganpati idols in every street, it is recommended to join hands with other organizer and find the creative ways to celebrate this festival together. 

  • The Best method for Immersion of Ganpati Idols

It is one of the most significant steps for if you are pledging eco-friendly Ganesh Chaturthi celebration. Artificial tank is the best way to immerse the idols. Segregate the decoration materials used in dry & wet waste and then dispose of all the waste properly. 


Best way to celebrate Eco-Friendly Ganesh Chaturthi 2019 at home

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  • Spread Awareness

If you are serious and want to protect mother earth, then spread the knowledge related to eco-friendly Ganpati celebration. This is the best way to serve the mother earth.

It is the high time for all to us to become more responsible and make our approach toward celebrations more inclusive of other organisms, we share this planet with. Apply the 3 R's-Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Mother Earth will thank you for your devotion and service to humanity.

Disclaimer:

This post is not intended to hurt the sentiments of any devotees and the main intention behind writing this post to make you aware of the best & eco-friendly way of Ganesh Chaturthi Celebration, rest depends on you. 

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