With people moving towards a more sustainable way of living, it is not new that festivals like Ganesh Chaturthi are also celebrated in an eco-friendly manner. Aditi Mittal – an artist, dancer and entrepreneur took to Facebook to share and celebrate eco-friendly Ganesh Chaturthi.
The post read:
“He who is prayed first just like the first letter of every prayer is “Om”
He whose feet are just as soft as “Lotus” petals
He who benedicates success, glory, progress and prosperity just as “Swastika”
He whose voice is as sweet as the Anahat Nād emerging out of “Shankh”
He whose presence lightens the surrounding just at “Deepak Jyoti”.
He who brings balance in rajas, tamas and sattva just like “Trishul”.
He who curtails our setback to the size of his “Mushak”
He who is “Ganapati” the pride of Shiv Parvati, the consort of Riddhi- Siddhi.
This year I have made Eco-friendly Ganesha from 201 dry coconuts. All dry coconuts are carved with Hindu gods and symbols which are forming Ganesha idol as a whole.”
She also stated the significance of ‘Prasad’.
“These dry coconuts will be distributed as ‘Prasad’.
Dry coconuts have high nutritional value and many health benefits.
There is a carving of Shree Lokmanya Tilak who started Ganesh Chaturthi, Riddhi – Siddhi, Shubh-Labh, trinity, Hindu symbols like om, Swastik,shatkona,Padma,shank,Kalash, gods and goddesses,Trishul and lot more.
Coconut represents the Hindu Trinity of Brahma (the creator) Vishnu (the protector) and Mahesh (the destroyer). By offering coconut as an object of worship, devotees seek the blessing of the trinity.
In every puja by breaking a coconut, we assure in the name of God that we will break through our negative qualities (ego) to get to a new pure person with all goodness.
Let’s bring change together by celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi in an eco-friendly way.”
Rintu Kalyani Rathod – Founder of Ritu’s Chocolate Ganesha captures her Bappa moments
Rintu Kalyani Rathod – an inventor of Chocolate Ganesha, Payasam/Kheer Ganesh, and Haldi Ganesh also took to Facebook sharing her this year’s creation.
In the picture, there’s Haldi Ganpati, Chocolate Ganpati and Kheer Ganpati along with Milk Ganpati.
The post read:
“Presenting my this year’s creation,
Almost 80kg structure of Tridev Ganpati on Mount Kailash watching over the world!
This year Bappa has come to our place as Tridev, in the form of all my three inventions, Chocolate Ganpati, Kheer Ganpati, and Haridra/Haldi milk Ganpati, my latest innovation (made with Haldi, milk powder, misri and immunity booster spices, when you immerse it in milk, it turns into Haldi milk prasad) sitting on the chocolate and caramel Kailash mountain.
The entire structure is edible, weighs around 80kg and 2ft x3ft in size. It took me 48 hours to create the entire structure! This year marks the 11th year of my Chocolate Ganpati invention.
As always Visarjan will be in milk after 7 days, and everything will be distributed as prasad to the underprivileged kids.”