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Ganpati idols are getting ready to be sold in the market.
After the passing of Rakshabandhan and Independence Day, now the preparations for Ganesh Chaturthi are in full swing. Ganpati idols are decorated in the markets. After the Kovid period, this time Ganpati will be sitting from house to house and pandals will be decorated at different places. This time in the city, the 21-feet tall eco-friendly Ganpati statue is the main attraction.
The potters have been making preparations for the last two months for Ganesh Chaturthi. There are statues in the market ranging from Rs 50 to Rs 4,000. Shopkeepers have decorated their shops in Ghatiya Azam Khan, the biggest market of idols in the city. In Lohamandi, Gokulpura and Namner, potters are continuously preparing idols.
21 foot Ganpati idol is being made from clay in an eco friendly way
POP heavy on soil
According to Panchkuian resident sculptor Suresh Prajapati, this time also the soil is very expensive. The clay which is used for making idols, is facing a lot of difficulty in getting it. This time too, only plaster of paris sculptures will be sold in the market. People like it very much because of its good finishing and lustrous.
21 feet Ganpati is a special attraction
Lokesh Rao, a resident of Namner in Agra, makes eco-friendly Ganpati idols every time. This time also he has made more than 100 idols. He has made a special 21 feet eco-friendly statue of Ganpati by calling 5 artisans from Nagpur on order.
Mango seeds have been put inside Riddhi Siddhi, wherever the idol is placed for immersion, trees will emerge.
According to Lokesh, the height of the idol is 21 feet, including a 14-foot Ganpati, a 3-foot post and a 4-foot cart. Two types of soil, grass brought from Gujarat and special eco-friendly colors brought from Bombay are being used. Work on the statue has been going on since June. It is yet to be given the final touch.
The special thing about the idol is that mango seeds have been inserted inside the figure of Riddhi Siddhi. Wherever they are immersed, a mango tree will grow there and the immersion will be remembered forever.
Namner resident Lokesh makes eco friendly idols every time
There will be no immersion in the river
This time too, the administration has made preparations to fill water in the ghats on the banks of Yamuna river for immersion. People will not be able to immerse in the river. The police will also keep a record of those who immersed themselves at every ghat.