Ganesh Chaturthi is one festival that is celebrated with great pomp and fervour all over India. But what makes this festival even more special, is when it’s celebrated in an empathetic manner without harming the environment. Sambalpur village in Odisha is celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi in a unique manner this year. A huge Ganesha idol made out of bananas and bamboos is installed in the village. And that’s not all when the bananas ripen they will be distributed to the needy.
The creators behind this marvelous Ganesha idol belong to the Nataraj Club in Sambalpur village in Odisha. The members of this club have been famous over the years for their special eco-friendly idols during Ganesh Chaturthi. They have been using bananas and bamboos to create Ganesha idols since 2017. They even made beautiful 25 feet high Ganesha idols with other materials like rudraksha, sweet Boondi laddos, mouli threads, coconuts and conch shells. After the 10-day festivities, the Ganesha idols made by this Nataraj Club, will not be immersed but rather be used in a reusable or edible manner. Sambalpur village’s eco-friendly take on Ganesh Chaturthi has surely made this festival all the more special and glorious!