Ganesh Chaturthi is just a couple of weeks away, and this is the time you would go idol shopping. Well, at least during the pre-pandemic days. But fret not, you can still get your choice of Ganpati idol. And no, POP idols are no longer an option in 2020, so you can only opt for these eco-friendly Ganpati online. Not just eco friendly, some of them even grow into plants so you can have a part of Ganesha forever. These eco-friendly idols also allow you to perform immersion at home, which is the best approach during the current times.
1. Paper Ganesh
If you're looking for an idol that is light in weight and easy to manage, you should consider one made from paper mache. These idols range from 9 inches to 5 ft tall and are available in many traditional variants. You can immerse the idol in a big vessel with water and stir the water every few hours. The idol will be dissolved within 8-12 hours.
2. My Eco Ganesh
Eco-friendly Ganesh idol can come in all shapes and sizes, and made out of a number of eco-friendly materials. This online store gives you the options to choose from Clay idol, plant idol, and paper idol. The idols are hand-painted with eco-friendly paints.
3. Green Practices
Made from Shadu Mati, these Ganpati idols have an organic look to them. Especially with the minimum colour and detailing. These clay idols dissolve in water completely so you don't have to worry about immersion. They also have paper mache variants of these idols as well.
Want to keep a part of Ganesha even after immersion, then check out this Tree Ganesha from Ugaoo. Ranging from 9 to 18 inches in size, these idols come in a pot that can be used to immerse the idol later and then for growing the plants.
5. Eco- Hindu
Eco-Hindu is also providing an option to buy eco-friendly Ganpati online. These are made out of clay, and these hand made idols can be immersed at home, and the clay can be used to grow plants. Some idols come with their own Pooja kit, so you don't have to buy anything separately.
6. Itsy Bitsy
What's better than buying an eco-friendly Ganesh idol? Making one yourself! With the DIY Natural Clay Ganesha kit, you can make your own idol at home. The kit comes with a reusable mould that can make a 20cm high idol. You can decorate the idol with paints and other embellishments. Make sure they are eco friendly too.