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Celebrate Eco Friendly Ganesha Mohatsav This Year

July 28, 2012, by Mounish, category Information

What Is Eco Friendly ?

Environmentally friendly (also eco-friendly, nature friendly, and green) are terms used to refer to goods and services, laws, guidelines and policies claimed to inflict minimal or no harm on the environment.

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What Are Normal Gaesha Made Of ?

Ganesha Idols available in market for the festival are made up of PoP (Plaster of Paris). PoP is not a naturally occurring material. Plaster of Paris is a calcium sulfate hemi-hydrate : (CaSO4, ½ H2O) derived from gypsum, a calcium sulfate dihydrate (CaSO4 , 2 H2O), by firing this mineral at relatively low temperature and then reducing it to powder.

What is Difference Between Eco Friendly Ganesha And PoP Ganesha ?

Idols made out of naturally occurring clay dissolve within hours of immersion in water, PoP idols may  take anywhere between several months to years to fully dissolve.

Impact of immersion of Ganesh idols on the lakes ?

The main pollution is caused by the Plaster of Paris Ganesh idols and the chemical paints used in them.

The chemical paints used to decorate the Ganesh idol contain mercury, lead, cadmium and carbon and this increases the acidity and heavy metal content in the water.

Several accessories used during the Ganesh Puja like Thermocole, plastic flowers, cloth, incense, camphor and numerous other materials are dumped carelessly adding more strain to the already polluted rivers and lakes.

Careless dumping of Ganesh idols in water bodies blocks the natural flow of water. This results in stagnation and breeding of mosquitoes and other harmful pests.

The polluted water causes several diseases including skin diseases.

The pollution from Ganesh Chaturthi idols also damages the ecosystem, kills fishes and water plants.

In many areas, the same polluted water gets pumped into homes.

Solution :

Use clay idol and immerse only the soluble parts.

You can also symbolically sprinkle water on the Ganesh idol.

You can also immerse Ganesha in a bucket of water at home and then use it to water plants.

If you are using idol of metal, then it can be reused next year.

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