Rajasthani Artisan Creates Ganesh Idols From Environment-Friendly Materials | News

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Every year before the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi, artist Phool Kumar comes to Chandigarh to sell his idols (Representational)

Highlights
  • Idols of all shapes and sizes are available with the artist
  • Our ancestors used to practice idol making: Artist Phool Kumar
  • Eco-friendly idols are in huge demand: Artist Phool Kumar

Chandigarh: Phool Kumar, an artisan from a remote area in Rajasthan makes Ganesh idols out of environment-friendly materials. Every year before the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi, Mr Kumar comes to Chandigarh to sell his idols. The colours and materials used in these idols are eco-friendly. Synthetic materials are not used in making these idols. Unlike idols made out of synthetic materials which cause harm to water bodies after their immersion, these idols cause them no harm.

Also Read: Here’s How You Can Celebrate The Festival In Eco-Friendly Way

Idols of all shapes and sizes are available with the artist. While talking to ANI on Tuesday (September 9), Mr Kumar shared his journey as an idol maker.

Our ancestors used to practice idol making. I learned it from my parents. I made idols in Maharashtra, Delhi and eventually in Chandigarh. I have been in Punjab for years. I make a variety of idols. I mostly make Ganesha idols, said Mr Kumar.

On the process of making idols, he said, “I bring clay in trucks from Haridwar. Craftsmen are arranged from Rajasthan and colours for the idols come from Maharashtra. The work starts four months before the festival. 2,000-2,500 idols are made.”

Eco-friendly idols are in huge demand. I have been getting orders from many places. Also, I sell them at affordable prices between Rs 200 and 800, Mr Kumar said on demand and prices of his idols.

Mr Kumar hopes that people will participate in the festival without harming the environment.

I hope that this time people will take part in Ganesh Chaturthi in large numbers and buy their idols in large numbers as compared to last year. Due to Covid-19 last year, less people came for the idols. I appeal to people that they celebrate the festival without harming the environment, Mr Kumar said.

Also Read: Artists Make Eco-Friendly Cow Dung Ganpati Idols In Gujarat

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World

22,11,00,757Cases

18,43,00,868Active

3,22,24,937Recovered

45,74,952Deaths

Coronavirus has spread to 195 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 22,11,00,757 and 45,74,952 have died; 18,43,00,868 are active cases and 3,22,24,937 have recovered as on September 7, 2021 at 4:00 am.

India

3,30,58,843 31,222Cases

3,92,86412,010Active

3,22,24,937 42,942Recovered

4,41,042 290Deaths

In India, there are 3,30,58,843 confirmed cases including 4,41,042 deaths. The number of active cases is 3,92,864 and 3,22,24,937 have recovered as on September 7, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

64,89,800 3,626

51,234 2,399

63,00,755 5,988

1,37,811 37

Kerala

42,27,526 19,688

2,39,338 9,008

39,66,557 28,561

21,631 135

Karnataka

29,56,137 973

17,412 115

29,01,299 1,071

37,426 17

Tamil Nadu

26,24,234 1,556

16,256 26

25,72,942 1,564

35,036 18

Andhra Pradesh

20,22,064 739

14,550 608

19,93,589 1,333

13,925 14

Uttar Pradesh

17,09,457 12

227 8

16,86,369 15

22,861 5

West Bengal

15,52,576 505

8,480 172

15,25,581 664

18,515 13

Delhi

14,37,991 32

367 16

14,12,542 16

25,082

Odisha

10,12,167 609

6,322 126

9,97,790 727

8,055 8

Chhattisgarh

10,04,668 33

354 14

9,90,757 46

13,557 1

Rajasthan

9,54,137 8

86 4

9,45,097 4

8,954

Gujarat

8,25,509 19

152 6

8,15,275 13

10,082

Madhya Pradesh

7,92,270 11

125 3

7,81,629 8

10,516

Haryana

7,70,573 16

617 14

7,60,271 28

9,685 2

Bihar

7,25,759 6

55 10

7,16,048 15

9,656 1

Telangana

6,59,844 301

5,505 40

6,50,453 339

3,886 2

Punjab

6,00,849 36

326 15

5,84,079 46

16,444 5

Assam

5,92,616 636

6,415 69

5,80,491 556

5,710 11

Jharkhand

3,47,975 18

126 6

3,42,716 24

5,133

Uttarakhand

3,43,125 25

379 10

3,35,358 35

7,388

Jammu And Kashmir

3,26,033 93

1,286 36

3,20,337 129

4,410

Himachal Pradesh

2,14,732 228

1,699 66

2,09,420 160

3,613 2

Goa

1,74,486 67

885 15

1,70,391 80

3,210 2

Puducherry

1,24,184 32

914 47

1,21,452 78

1,818 1

Manipur

1,15,584 185

3,180 80

1,10,602 261

1,802 4

Tripura

83,360 55

691 25

81,866 80

803

Meghalaya

77,144 123

2,104 130

73,711 253

1,329

Mizoram

65,696 1,468

11,414 876

54,056 590

226 2

Chandigarh

65,122 1

35 5

64,273 6

814

Arunachal Pradesh

53,408 70

634 57

52,507 124

267 3

Nagaland

30,388 32

712 24

29,045 51

631 5

Sikkim

30,256 14

913 54

28,968 66

375 2

Ladakh

20,588 5

54 3

20,327 8

207

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,665

2 0

10,659

4

Lakshadweep

10,348

9 3

10,288 3

51

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,572

6 0

7,437

129





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