Lord Ganesha, also known as Ganapati or Vinayak is one of the most loved and worshipped Hindu gods. Considered as lord of wisdom and knowledge, Lord Ganesha is the son of God Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Ganesh Chaturthi is an auspicious occasion celebrated to commemorate the birthday of the elephant-headed deity Ganesha.
This 10-day festival is celebrated starting from the fourth day (Chaturthi) in the month of Bhadrapada, which typically falls between August and September. At the start of the festival, people bring Lord Ganesha idols to their home and place them in beautifully decorated mandapas. At the end of the festival on Anant Chaturdashi, these idols are immersed in the sea, rivers, lakes, and ponds.
As we all know, these Ganesha idols are made from Plaster of Paris and non-biodegradable items that release toxic chemicals when immersed in water bodies, adversely affecting the environment and harming marine life.
Eco-friendly Ganpati idols: With Ganesh Chaturthi just around the corner, people across the country are gearing up for the festival fervor. Although Ganesh idols made of POP are attractive and easily available, eco-friendly Ganpati idols are extremely good for our mother nature. MY POOJA BOX brings you a wide collection of Ganesh idols made of 100% natural and non-biodegradable elements. These eco-friendly Ganesha idols are also artistically designed and are affordably priced too.
Types of Eco-friendly Ganpati idols available
Eco Clay Idols: Ganapati idols made from 100% pure clay are environment-friendly and naturally decompose when immersed in water bodies without releasing any harmful chemicals. MY POOJA BOX clay idols are made up of clay (river mud), red soil, or paper mache, which easily dissolves in water within a couple of hours.
Paper Ganesha: Paper Ganesha from MY POOJA BOX are created from bits of paper mixed with clay to make dough for making the idols. The dough is then molded by skilled artisans, creating a sculptured idol. Nature-friendly colors and paints are then used to coat these idols and give them a rich artistic look. Since these eco-friendly Ganpati idols are made of paper and clay, they are light-weight.
Plant Ganesha: These eco-friendly Ganpati idols have seeds within, which turns into a plant after the visarjan on Anant Chaturdashi. Purely made of red soil, these Ganesha idols have been created with an aim to reduce the pollution level and harmful effects of toxic elements on the environment.
Ganesh Chaturthi Puja Samagri: Just before performing the Ganesh Chaturthi puja, all you have to do is gather the important and necessary Ganesh Chaturthi Puja Samagri. Make sure that you don’t miss a single item required for the puja or during the worship as every item holds significance in the Vidhi. Here is a list of puja Samagri items.
First and foremost is the Ganesh idol required for this puja, where you can go for eco-friendly Ganpati idols as well. Other than the idol, you will also need Lal Asanas, Kalas for water, Panchamrut(ghee, milk, sugar, honey and curd), Kumkum, Akshat Rice, plate, Mango leaves, Lamps and oil or ghee for the lamp and wicks, red flowers, Sandalwood paste, Betel leaves, nuts, Saffron, Gangajal, Janeu, garlands, Durva, perfume, Modak, coconut, jaggery, khadi paddy, cloves, cardamom, Dhani, green moong, fruits, Panchmeva, Agarbatti, and camphor.
Noted Miracles of the Ganesh Chaturthi: We all believe that Lord Ganesha is not only a source of positivity, but also the one who eliminates all the negativity, evil forces, and bad spirits from one’s life. To mention, one of the miracles of Ganesh Chaturthi had astonished people back in 2018, for which the scientists too had no explanation that would convince anyone.
According to the reports, it so happened that on September 21st, an ordinary man who lived in New Delhi saw the ‘God of Wisdom’, Lord Ganesha in his dreams who craved a little milk. With no single minute getting wasted, he rushed to the nearest temple in the dark not waiting for sunrise. Upon requesting the Panditji of the temple, he was allowed to feed milk to the small idol of Ganpati made out of stone. To the surprise of the person and Pandit, the spoonful of milk was magically consumed by God within no time.
The Story of 3 men- Deaf, Dumb and Blind: Performing the Vidhi with the Ganesh Chaturthi Puja Samagri and observing Vrat as said by the Pandit with utmost devotion and faith will not only benefit you in many ways but also surprise you with miracles. There is another story “The Story of 3 men- Deaf, Dumb and Blind” that says a lot about the miracle of Lord Ganpati. Have a look.
Nearly 1000 years ago, there lived three physically disabled brothers who were deaf, dumb, and blind and cultivated a small piece of land situated close to the Viharapuri village to earn their living. One of the brothers was busy cultivating the land while the other two brothers got engaged in drawing water from well using the “Piccota System”. In this process, they found that the well was completely dry and that is when one of them got down to dig the mud-bed with an iron spade.
Within no time he found that his spade was staggering in water and was constantly hitting a stone-like subject. As a result, the blood started to ooze out from the stone and mixed with the water in the well. It was then, that the brothers were blessed with something astounding. They got rid of the physical disabilities they had. Till now, neither the water in the well has dried up nor has changed its original place.
Being the most distinctive gods in the Hindu religion, Lord Ganpati will help you to overcome all the problems in your life. All you have to do is just pray with complete belief and faith to experience abundance, prosperity, Siddhi (powers), and Buddhi (intelligence).
I know about Eco Clay Ganesha’s idols. But paper Ganesha and plant Ganesha are also the best ideas for eco-friendly Ganesh Chaturthi. Ganesh Chaturthi pooja Samagri is the best choice for this Ganesh Chaturthi because we can’t go out and shop for different items in different places during this Covid-19 pandemic. Also it one of the best ideas to gift our loved ones with this kit for the upcoming Ganesh Chaturthi. Also, try to buy modern pooja mandir for home if you don’t have one because pooja mandir creates the feel of the temple in our home itself.