At hobby place, you can make sure you’re enjoying while conserving and caring for the nature at the same time. The most serious impact of Ganes Chaturthi on the environment is caused due to the immersion of idols made of Plaster of Paris into lakes, rivers and the sea. Traditionally, the idol would be sculpted out of mud which would be taken from your own home or garden. After the festival was over, it would be returned to the Earth in a nearby water body. This sort of represents a cycle and symbolically represents a cycle of creation and dissolution of Nature.
However, as the production of Ganesh idols grew in commercial terms, natural clay was replaced by Plaster of Paris (POP). Plaster is a man-made material, easier to mould, lighter and less expensive than clay. Although, besides its perks, it has serious disadvantages too, for instance it is non-biodegradable and insoluble in water. Also, the chemical paints used to adorn these POP idols themselves contain amounts of heavy metals that are known to cause water pollution. Moreover, upon immersion, all of the non biodegradable accessories and the paint that originally adorned the idol accumulate in the layers of sand on the beach.
We at Hobby place encourage EcoFriendly Ganesh murtis (idol). They are prepared using paper pulp/mache, natural colours, and natural gum. The best part about using these idols is that they are completely bio degradable when they are immersed in water. These idols dissolve in water nicely and don’t leave behind even a trace of any toxic waste. Moreover, the colours utilized to prepare these idols are very environment friendly and thence have less than allowed limits of lead content.
Ecofriendly Ganesha can be prepared very easily and doesn’t require any fancy apparatus. At the Hobby place, we strongly believe in the power of nature, we only use 100% chemical free, all natural clay & believe in its soothing properties as compared to their synthetic counterparts. Also, our clay can be stored easily for over a year without losing its texture.
At hobby place, we have experienced artists who will help you prepare your first Ganesa idol with ease. You can also give orders for customized Ganesa idols and we’ll make it for you.
Eco-friendly Ganesa is much more feasible than a POP-made Ganesa. By adopting to use an all-natural Ganesa, you’ll contribute to prevention of water pollution and ensure safe water resources for our future generations. So what are you waiting for? Join us at Hobby Place and make your very first Ganesa idol right away!