The Ganesh Chaturthi is a massive festival in Mumbai. Ardent Ganesh bhakts every year tries to make sure that they fill this festival with joy and love for ‘Bappa’. Ahead of this auspicious day, many children were seen by their parents tried their hands on sculpting lord Ganesha idols in Bhubaneswar. As per the reports, they sculpted eco-friendly idols using clay. They poured water on the sculpture on the pot with seeds after it was complete. The whole creative session was organised in a pre-school. The initiative was a part of the learning process to instill ideas of environment protection in their young age. The Ganesh Chaturthi 2018 festival will be celebrated across the country with full fervor from September 13.
Even the adults at Bengaluru also have decided to go little eco-friendly this year on Ganesh Chaturthi. Mohan Raj, a member of the trust told ANI, that each year they try to do something new and this time they chose to make the idol using sugarcane, which will be distributed to the people after 21 days of prayer. "We decided to go eco-friendly this time. The colours and Plaster of Paris cause damage to the creatures of the water when immersed in it. After the pooja, the sugarcane which is used to make the idol will be distributed in the public," he said.
Why do we celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi?
Ganesh Chaturthi is glorious a ten-day Hindu festival celebrated to commemorate the elephant-headed God Ganesha's birthday. He is the younger son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Lord Ganesha is known by 108 different names and is the Lord of arts and sciences and the deva of wisdom. He is worshiped at the start of rituals and ceremonies as he's considered the God of beginnings. He's widely and dearly referred to as Ganapati or Vinayaka. This festival is said to begin on Shukla Chaturthi which is the fourth day of the waxing moon period, and ends on the 14th day of the waxing moon period known as Anant Chaturdashi. The whole country will celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi tomorrow, i.e. 13 September 2018.