Lord Ganesha is well known around the world with his unique elephant head, big tummy, modakam in his hand and a mouse as his vahana. Children and adults of all ages look forward to celebrating the festival with an idol of Lord Ganesha that is grandly decorated, performing puja and worshiping. Celebrated for a few days to even weeks throughout India it concludes with the visarjan of the idol in water. People purchase and use a lot of flowers, fruits, sweets, decorations and more. They also purchase new clothes, mobiles, gifts for friends and family, new things for home-like car, appliances, properties etc all with the belief of the day being auspicious to do important things. You can too with Ganesh Chaturthi offers and best online shopping offers today like Ganesh Chaturthi mobile offers and more.
While we are human for whom festivals and celebrations are necessary it’s very important to do it all in a way that does not harm any being. Lord Ganesh with the head of an elephant is a sign to show us that animals and other beings are vital for the existence of humans. We are interdependent on each other and therefore need to ensure that they are kept in mind while we celebrate by not harming them or the environment in any way. We can do this by firstly using green and eco-friendly products for the celebrations. Instead of plastics, we need to choose alternatives like paper, natural materials, bio fibers, etc. These bio-friendly products may cost a little more than the harmful ones but is a small price to pay, plus you can shop them all online with lowest prices and exclusive cashback on Vishumoney using top Ganesh Chaturthi online shopping offers.
An important way that we can support the environment is by ensuring that the Ganesha idols that we buy are free from any pollutants like PoP, Lead Paints, plastics etc that when reaches the water can affect the creatures and the water body in a very harmful manner. There are many alternatives to the brightly painted and light PoP idols. A simple way would be for you to make it yourself with easily available materials. A good choice is a clay that is everywhere which you can make and shape to your liking. This not only reduces your cost but creates absolutely no pollution to the environment. You can see how one can make a simple clay Ganesha in the video below.
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Making idols may not be everyone’s cup of tea but there are other ways to celebrate a green Ganesh Chaturthi with other eco-friendly idol options. One such is buying clay Ganesha idols that are widely available in shops and stores online. There are more innovative options like plant Ganesha where the idol is made of soil with seeds filled inside. After the celebration, you can put it in a pot and start pouring water to see it grow to a green plant. Some other options include buying idols made of wood, stone, metal and other green materials that you can take and worship for the festival and keep it back to prevent wastage of resources. Find some good options on top stores like Amazon, Flipkart, Snapdeal, ShopClues etc with Ganesh Chaturthi special offer.
Lastly, we wish that you celebrate this important festival with happiness and spreading joy. Share sweets to your neighbors and others, give money for charity, expand the goodness of Lord Ganesh to one and all.
Vish-U 🙂 Happy Ganesh Chaturthi.