The Great Lord Ganesha is known as the ‘Lord of the Lords‘ in Hinduism. Lord Ganesha’s birthday marks the first festival according to the Hindu calendar.
Lord Ganesha has many names. He is known as Vighnaharta, the one who can get you out of any troubles, and Buddhi Pradaayaka, the one who will grant you with the ocean of knowledge. No wonder Hindus celebrate the birthday of the Lord who gives wisdom. This celebration is known as Ganesh Chaturthi or Vinayaka Chavithi in different places of India and often lasts for 11 days.
Traditionally, Ganesh Chaturthi was celebrated in a manner that would harm the nature and also not please the lord himself. With people realizing that it is important to save the nature they have opted out for more eco-friendly ways. While bringing the lord home, it is best if we choose idols made of clays or any biodegradable products, using natural flowers, natural colors, which are easily later cleared by the road cleaning department and the products being totally natural won’t harm the stray animals. The music played during the arrival or Lord Ganesha can be more soothing to ears which can also cut down the noise pollution.
We can try to make pandalas which can be later used so that it doesn’t go in the waste, rather making it best out of waste we plan it accordingly to reuse it instantly after the celebration is over.
The Prasad being served in biodegradable plates can help us create less pollution. Finally, when we are bidding goodbye to the lord we must make sure we do not dirty the water bodies with any kind of wastes. We can also try creating a small pond in our home if possible which can help save a lot of time and not create a rush at all the water bodies at the same time.
Ganesh Chaturthi is a great festival of joy and wellbeing, let us make sure that this year and in all the coming years we take care of each other and most importantly the nature and celebrate it in a completely eco-friendly manner.