The world has been suffering from climate change for quite a while now. Things have gotten so bad in fact, that 2019 was recorded as one of the hottest years ever. You don’t need a scientist to tell you that’s bad. The problem is, it’s the little things we all do that have led to these issues. For example, using plastic bags for our groceries… 20 years ago, not a soul on this planet would have figured that these tiny little bags would combine to create an issue so widespread.
Luckily, brands, stores and the general population are now realizing the importance of eco friendly measures. A lot of major stores have completely eliminated plastic bags and brands are making a conscious effort to bring in eco friendly solutions. These eco-friendly solutions have now found their way to religious idols too. These idols are quite widely bought and sold in the Indian sub-continent. Which is why, I’d advise all of you to buy eco friendly Ganesha idols for this year’s Ganesh Chaturthi.
So, what are eco-friendly Ganpati idols? Well, these idols usually come made of organic clay and have plant seeds embedded within them. The idea is, once your Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations are over, you can have the idol placed in the soil and watered. Eventually, the clay dissolves away and grounds the plant/flower seeds into the soil. Within a few weeks, if the plants are cared for properly, you should be able to see wonderful flowers growing in your backyard or the area around your home. Not only does this process help give back to our planet, but it also helps bring Lord Ganesha’s auspicious energy to your surroundings.
This is just one type of eco friendly idol that can be bought online. There are a lot of unique idols that have been made using plants, fruits and coconuts. These are also extremely helpful as they are biodegradable in nature. This means, once the idols have been prayed too and the ceremonies have been complete. The idols can be given back to mother earth as they have been made from organic materials and have nutrients that the soil can absorb. As a result, the nutrients pushed into the soil are absorbed by the flora and fauna around.
Which is why it’s important that we all make a conscious effort and ensure all the idols we bring home from now on can be given back to mother earth. It’s imperative that we avoid using idols made of plastic, ceramic and other materials that simply aren’t biodegradable. This will not only give nutrients back to the soil, but it will also imprint Lord Ganesha’s energy around the surroundings. So, go green and plant a Ganesh Idol this Ganesh Chaturthi.