We love Bappa and love the festivities of his homecomings on Ganesh Chaturthi. The festival is celebrated with great enthusiasm and zest. What originally started was the idols made of mud that would dilute in the water is replaced by POP and chemical ingredients from the past few years. The festival has become all pomp and show. How much ever we love to celebrate the festival, we are burdening and damaging marine life by immersing the idols made of non-biodegradable toxic chemicals and POP. This Ganpati let’s take a step back and buy eco-friendly Ganpati idols that are made of organic and chemical-free materials for our home and society Pandals. Don’t fret, we have got you covered. Check out the Places To Buy Eco-Friendly Ganpati Idols in Pune.
Ganesh Kala Kendra
Ganesh Kala Kendra tops our list for encouraging the local artisans to come together and create eco-friendly idols for the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi. Ganpati idols are moulded out of natural clay, fireclay and natural color ingredients by the artisans in the POP mould without using even a bit of POP products.
Where: Shree Ganesh Kala Kendra, Sadashiv Peth
When: Monday – Sunday; 10 am to 11 pm
Price: Rs.200- 250 onwards
Call: 098505 59397
Ecoexist in Yerawada is an organization that supports and goes all out to promote the use of eco-friendly and sustainable products to preserve our environment. The organization uses eco-friendly products like natural clay, mud, cow dung, paper to cast the Ganesh idols. They add the tone of colors using organic ingredients such as beetroot, turmeric, etc. You can also browse through the paper and fabric decorations offered by them to ace up your decor game this Ganpati festival.
Where: eCoExist Yerawada
When: 10 am – 6 pm
Price: Rs.150-200 onwards
Call: +91 9561008225
Desai Bandhu Ambewale
Pune’s popular Alphonso mango and fruit dealer, Desai Bandhu Ambewale offers a wide range of beautiful handcrafted eco-friendly Ganesh Idols for the Ganesh Chaturthi. The artisans craft the replicas of famous temple idols of Dagdusheth Halwai Temple, Jilbya Maruti Ganpati, Hutatma Babu Genu Ganapati and more with chemical-free and natural products like Shaadu clay.
The Ganpati Murtis at Morya Arts are handcrafted into beautiful designs by sculptures from Pen Taluka. Ganpati Idols are made of natural ingredients like Kumkum(Vermillion), Haldi(Turmeric), Multani Mitti(Fuller’s Earth). The Murtis are beautiful and pocket-friendly too.
Where: Morya Arts, Chinchwad
When: Monday to Friday, from 10 am to 9 pm
Price: Rs. 250- 300 onwards
G D Utturkar
To celebrate the spirit of Ganesh Chaturthi festivities yet responsibly aiming to keep the environment clean, G.D Utturkar sculpts the beautifully detailed and ornated Ganesha idols with shaadu maati(natural clay) that dissolves easily in water without polluting the water bodies after Visarjan(immersion).
Where: G D Utturkar, Erandwane
O My Ganesha
Do you want your door to be knocked by the Lord Ganpati? Does this happen in real life? Well, get Ganesha cha Murti delivered at your doorstep with O My Ganesha. O My Ganesha is a Pune based online website that sells artistic eco-friendly Ganesha Murtis and will surely brighten up your festivities. These idols are moulded using shadu maati(fireclay). The portal offers umpteen options for you to choose one. The price is slightly on the higher side but worth for the service and quality.
Where: O My Ganesha
Price: Rs. 1999 onwards
How about growing a tree out of Ganesha idol after the Visarjan? Sure you might not be harming the environment, but are you giving back to the environment? With Tree Ganesha, you can grow a tree or a plant after the symbolic Visarjan that does not even pollute the water bodies and gives rebirth to nature. These Murtis are made of Red soil, organic fertilizers, and seeds. Tree Ganesha has reached the homes of Ritesh Deshmukh, Hrithik Roshan, CM Devendra Fadnavis, Dia Mirza, Richa Chadda and more. You can also book the Ganesha idol for the next year too.
Where: Tree Ganesha
Price: Rs. 2200 onwards
Jagtap Nursery’s Garden Center
These eco-friendly Ganeshas are crafted by traditional artisans from Pen Taluka(Raigad). The Ganesh idols are biodegradable and are made of Shaadu Maati (natural clay). They can be bought both online and offline. You can immerse the Murtis at home too.
These drool-worthy Ganesha idols are made of Shaadu clay that doesn’t pollute the environment and also dissolved easily at home. This year they have introduced completely natural Murti that is beautifully crafted with all the organic elements including shaadu clay, Multani Mitti, natural dyes extracted from Haldi, Kumkum and more.
Where: F 302 Dwarka Suncrest Phase 3 Konkane Chowk Pimple Saudagar/ Rahatani(next to Hyderabad House)
Price: Rs. 600 onwards
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