Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated in Mumbai, India in a grand way every year. The festivals starts with installation of Ganesha idols privately in homes or publicly on pandals (temporary stages). However, with the ongoing pandemic in India and restrictions on mass gatherings, buying idols online and immersing them privately at home is the latest trend being seen.
An additional concern seen in the past celebrations was that of damage to the environment. Traditionally, the Ganpati idols are made of plastic, thermacol and other non-biodegradable materials.
When these public idols were immersed in nearby lakes, rivers and seas (visarjan), they posed an immense threat to the acquatic eco system due to the choking caused by non-biodegradable materials used in the creation of those idols. This caused a major trend shift for devotees who now prefer to buy eco friendly Ganpati idols made of biodegradable materials.
The pandemic coupled with awareness of the environment has given rise to various digital platforms offering eco friendly Ganpati idols that you can book from the comfort of your home.
In this post, we share the best 5 online platforms to buy eco friendly Ganpati idols for Ganesh Chaturthi 2021
EcoMorya provides paper mache Ganpati idols made from recycling waste papers from the printing industry. Staying true to the ‘go green’ initiative, all their idols can be immersed at home offering a safer and cost effective way without harming the environment.
The website offers a smooth buying experience with two options:
Self pick up – Where you can make the payment online and pick up the idol yourself from the location.
Delivery – Where you can make the payment online and the idol is delivered to your location.
EcoMorya is an initiative by Nine Square Solutions (India) LLP located in Andheri (E), Mumbai.
2. Tree Ganesha
Tree Ganesha offers eco friendly Ganpati murti with online booking and doorstep delivery with pick-up locations in case one would like to pick up the murti themselves. Tree Ganesha is committed to working locally to improve the social and environmental well-being of the community. Tree Ganesha is located at Worli, Mumbai.
3. Eco Shree Ganesha Arts
Located in Goregaon (W), Mumbai, Eco Shree Ganesh Arts was formed to reduce the effect of commercially made POP idols on the environment. Their eco friendly Ganesha idols are made of paper mache and dye painted with natural colors.
4. My Eco Ganesh
My Eco Ganesh offers 100% natural, dissolvable idols with the options of booking them online and home delivery. The colors used on the idols are also non toxic and are not harmful to fishes in water. My Eco Ganesh is located in Andheri (E), Mumbai.
5. Deep Ganesh Arts
Deep Ganesh Arts provides sustainable solutions to celebrate festivals with eco friendly Ganesh idols made from Shadu mati and clay that is completely dissolvable in water. Deep Ganesh Arts’s vision is to provide best quality Ganesh idols for a growing range of nature inspired celebrations and protect the environment while celebrating responsibly.