Mumbaikars, This Eco-Friendly Ghatkopar Metro-Themed Ganpati Looks Absolutely Amazing! Pics Inside

by Shreya Rathod
Mumbaikars, This Eco-Friendly Ghatkopar Metro-Themed Ganpati Looks Absolutely Amazing! Pics Inside

Ganeshotsav is the most awaited festival for Mumbaikars. The entire city is decorated with lights, and you will hear devotional songs sung in every corner. From Lalbaughcha Raja to Chinchpoklicha Chintamani, there are several areas that host Ganpati pandals. But have you seen the Ghatkopar Metro-themed Ganpati yet?

Mumbaikars, Take A Look At This Ghatkopar Metro-Themed Ganpati!

Mumbai citizens are encouraged to use their creativity when decorating for the Ganpati celebration, and many do so even in cramped apartments. Rahul Varia, 26, from the eastern neighbourhood of Ghatkopar, created one such original display at his home. He is an applied arts graduate who works for an advertising agency.

‘Bappa’ is relaxing in a small metro rail coach as a tribute to the city’s public transport system. He claims that the model, which is made of newspaper, sunboard, and paper straws, is environmentally beneficial.

Since 2012, he has begun making festival decorations. Last year, he constructed an exhibit based on Mumbai’s local trains in 2021 and a scale model of a BEST double-decker bus. He enlisted the help of three of his pals and received instructions to produce decorations for the exhibits. He has created miniature versions of Thane’s Ayyappa temple and the city’s fabled Dagdi Chawl.

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Creation Included Every Minute Detail

The artist explained about a month prior to the festival, they began planning the exhibits. They carefully analyse every aspect of conceptualization throughout this period. Further, they created exactly 16 handles for the miniature, which corresponds to a Mumbai metro carriage. They took careful note of every little detail, including the windows, and signs above the windows, and they noticed the indicator.

The display has drawn visitors to the Varia home, according to Rahul’s father Gokul Varia. According to the artist, the main idea behind the Metro-themed show was to make something that people could identify with.

He explains that they all use some sort of public transport. The concept was to tie Ganesh Chaturthi into Mumbai’s life, or public transport. So, Bappa was taking the Metro this year!

Mumbai’s Ganpati festival is not just a religious celebration but a way to unleash the creativity of artists.

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