On the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi, Bhopal-based artisan Ms. Kanta Yadav is making eco friendly Ganesha idols using cow dung.
These eco-friendly Ganesha idols are in great demand as they are attractive and cost-effective. Ganesh Chaturthi will be celebrated from September 10 this year.
We have seen artists coming up with new and unique ideas to make Ganesh idols. Bhopal-based artist Kanta Yadav and her family are making Ganesha idols using cow dung. And surprisingly, they are in great demand among people.
While speaking to a media source, Ms. Kanta shared the process of making these cow dung idols. She explained that once the cow dung is dry, they add wood dust and maida powder to it. She said, “We pour the mixture into a mould and make an idol from it and to make it colorful, we use natural colours,”
On using cow dung for making idols, Kanta said that cow dung is considered sacred in Hindu culture, therefore they chose to make idols from it.
Although the idols are made in 15 minutes, it takes four to five days to dry them. After that, the idols take another 8 days to get coloured and ready. Kanta shared that these idols are inexpensive and can be bought by all. Apart from Bhopal, she has also started to get orders from other cities, including Pune and Delhi. Kanta revealed that people are buying these idols and they are highly demanded in the market. She further stated that many people even want to learn how to make them.
Ms. Kanta aslo urged people across India celebrating Ganesh chaturthi to use eco friendly material to make Lord Ganesha’s idol.
It is to be noted, India is celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi from today, the 10th of September.