Udupi: Environment-friendly 'Dhaanya Ganesha' attracts people

Daijiworld Media Network - Udupi (HB)

Udupi, Sep 13: As in the previous years, environment-friendly 'Dhaanya Ganesha (grains Ganesha)' idol was installed at Sai Radha Motors TVS showroom here on Wednesday September 12.

Owner of Sai Radha Developers, Manohar Shetty, has been getting environment-friendly idol of Lord Ganesha made by artists every year since the last four years on the occasion of Ganesha Chaturthi and keeping the same for public viewing in the show room. These idols are made of environment-friendly materials.

The fifth anniversary of this tradition was celebrated on Wednesday. With the installation of this unique idol of Lord Ganapathi, this has become a place of attraction for the people of the city.

This year, 'Dhaanya Ganapathi' created by artistes, Srinath Manipal and Ravi Hirebettu, has emerged as a beautiful creation backed by divinity.

Ten kilograms of white flat beans, three kg sesame seeds, cow peas, sago, and gum made by using Maida have been used to make this idol. The idol is about 12 feet tall.

During the last four years, the concern has presented Lord Ganesha idols made of paper cups, biscuits, craft paper, and leaves.

The artists took about ten days to make this 'Dhaanya Ganesha' and it is on exhibition for ten days at the TVS showroom to the public. There has been tremendous response from the general public.