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Making an Eco Friendly Ganesha Idol Workshop by Ms Avani Varia at Shilp Design Studio in Ahmedabad

We have a workshop of “Create Your Own Eco Friendly Ganesha Idols” by Ms Avani Varia, Suresh Parekh and Mahesh Vatalia at Shilp Design Studio in Ahmedabad. They put lot of efforts in making each Ganesha Idol for upcoming Ganesh Chaturthi festival in India. They spend weeks of time in making each Ganesha beautiful. They use Terracotta material to create Ganesha idols. They arrange workshop for the people of all age groups. Children also participate with keen interest. They like to create something at your own and feel the joy of creating an idol of God Shree Ganesha! How wonderful it is. Each Ganesha making is estimated to take about 8 to 10 hours maximum with required break. Very good intiative by Ms Avani.

Traditionally, clay was used to make Ganesh idols. Over the years however, plaster of Paris (POP), which is lighter and cheaper, has become the favoured material to mould these idols. Plaster, is one of the most universally used term. Most of our Ganesha idols are made up of plaster of paris. Unfortunately this does not disintegrate easily and the idol floats in water after immersion. To add more to the woes, the chemical dyes and colors being used to colour them contain poisonous elements. Particularly, Red, Blue, Orange and Green colours contain Mercury, Zinc oxide, Chromium and Lead, the potential causes of developing cancer. (Source: Eco Friendly Ganesha Project)

Making an eco friendly Ganpati idols are way too better than using POP for making idols.


Have a look at some of the photos of the venue:


Watch a short video to see how they are making and how much of efforts it is required to put in:

 

 

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