Today is Ganesh Chaturthi; that time of the year when bright-colored idols of Ganapati in all sizes don the streets. I’m a believer and celebrate the festival. However, one aspect that bothers me are the idols itself (toxic colors) and the permanent damage caused to most lakes and rivers across the country around this time when the idols are immersed.  Over the past few years, I’ve stopped buying the colored ones and prefer the non-toxic clay version.

A friend sent me this carved piece of Ganesha made from Coconut. An exemplary piece of art. Wouldn’t it be nice if those commercial pieces were replaced with ones such as these made from environment friendly materials?

Eco-friendly Ganesha Idol
Ganesha made from Coconut Shell


  1. Hi, thats a very cute eco-friendly Ganpati. I just dropped by to tell you that I tried the newspaper basket you had featured sometime back. It turned out quite well. Yipeee!!! Thank you for such informative posts :)

  2. laksh

    You are welcome, Sowmya and I’m glad you are enjoying the posts. Any ideas would be most welcome.

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