Need for Eco-friendly Idols

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 Why has the need for an Eco-friendly Ganesh idol arisen today? 

In earlier times, these idols  were made of biodegradable substances such as wood or loose soil.
However, today, these - are made using Plaster of Paris and synthetic colours, which are toxic to human and do not break down easily in water. The remnants of the idols that are found lying undissolved prove   harmful to  the environment. The chemical substances used too, make the water increasingly acidic endangering the Marine ecology of the water bodies.  Moreover, if such water is used in daily life, it makes human susceptible to diseases.

In order to avoid these ill-effects and safeguard the environment, Sadguru Shri Aniruddha Upasana Foundation with its sister organisations initiated the project of making eco-friendly Ganesh idols. These idols completely dissolve in water further preventing the spread of harmful effects..

Since 2005, the Eco-friendly Ganesh idols  are being made by ‘Aniruddha’s Universal Bank of Ramnaam’ and ‘Aniruddha’s Aadhesh Pathak’, under the guidance of Sadguru Aniruddha. The paper pulp from the Ramnaam books which are written and deposited by Shraddhavans from all over is used to prepare these idols. Every paper that goes in the making has the ‘Ram Naam’ inked on it.


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