Ganesh Chaturthi is one of the most widely celebrated Hindu festivals across India. The day marks the birth of Lord Ganesha, who is believed to be the deity of good fortune, wealth, prosperity, and health. People in the country celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi each year with grand festivities. But, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, people have not been able to celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi and all other big fat Indian festivals since last year the way they used to. Everyone has been trying to adapt to the new normal, and the changing times that have been brought upon us by the pandemic and its regulations.
From limiting the number of guests to celebrating virtual Ganesh Chaturthi, people are trying out different ways to celebrate their favorite festivals. Since Ganesh Chaturthi is just around the corner, and immersion of idols by many people at a time won’t be possible this year due to the social distancing guidelines, here are some approaches that can be taken into consideration without dampening the festive spirit for everyone.
- Using eco-friendly Ganesh idols: This year avoid the immersion of idols into the water and opt for the environment friendly option. You can get an eco friendly Ganesha from online store and contribute your share towards preserving the nature. If you opt for this, you won’t have to worry about polluting the water or the environment as a whole. These idols are made with 100% biodegradable and organic materials, and are handcrafted by skilled artisans in India.
- Tree Ganesha Idols: Tree Ganesha idols are in trend these days. After the Ganesh Chaturthi pooja you can place the idol in a pot and water it regularly and see a plant growing out of the idol in a few weeks. This way, you can have a grand Ganesh Chaturthi celebration without harming the environment.
- DIY Ganpati idols: You can make your own Ganesha idol at home using your art supplies and recycled materials. You can use organic paints, old newspaper, beads for decoration, laces, etc. and keep them at your house as a decorative showpiece after the pooja.
- Get Clay idols: You can get a small clay idol that can be easily found in the market for this year’s Ganesh Chaturthi pooja. Clay idols are made with biodegradable materials and can be easily immersed in water. But you must immerse the idol in water tubs, as the immersion of idols in water bodies are not permitted and can cause harm to the environment.
- Brass Ganesha idols: If you want a one time investment and are willing to contribute something towards the betterment of the environment, then the brass Ganesh idol might just be the perfect match for you. At Amazon, Flipkart & Mypoojabox.in you can find an abundant collection of brass Ganesha idols. All the idols are made using the finest quality brass and have intricate detailing all over them. You can keep the idols in your pooja room after Ganesh Chaturthi pooja and enhance the aesthetics of your house as well.
Other than opting for eco friendly Ganpati idols and climate conscious ways for reducing pollution in the environment, you can also explore new ways to celebrate the festival. If you are away from home this Ganesh Chaturthi, celebrate this festival of joy and prosperity with your closed ones virtually.
You can send virtual invites to your family members and gather for a virtual Ganesh Chaturthi party this year. You can arrange some fun activities as well, like games, virtual family concerts, virtual cooking challenges, etc. and have a gala time with your dearest ones in these trying times.
We understand how difficult it gets to stay apart from your loved ones during the festive season, but do not let the pandemic dull your festive spirit this year, instead make the most of this ‘new normal’ chapter of our lives and count the blessings of Lord Ganesha!