Preparation of Lord Ganesha with sand (Go Green Ganesha) :
Preparation of Lord Ganesha with sand takes a minimum of 20 days to prepare Lord Ganesh. The shape and measurements of the Ganesh idol will be decided by a 30-year Expert Designer of a team every worker has 30 years of experience in making Lord Ganesha idols and they have especially come from Orissa. Coming to the price tags of Lord Ganesha’s idol starts from Rupees Rs.25,000 to 3 lakhs. Here are some pictures of Lord Ganesh which is made of sand.
They use only watercolours to spray on Lord Ganesh’s idol which does not affect the environment and pollution.
Plaster of Paris (POP):
Plaster of Paris idol looks good with more smoothness and shine but plaster of Paris is more dangerous and it takes months to dissolve in water. Plaster of Paris is nothing but a mixture of sand with cement and sometimes with lime water for spreading on walls pop is more expensive than cement. Pop idols are decreasing year by year we hope this time is much better than last year but somehow people should get Awareness of the plaster of Paris.
Why we celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi for 9 days:
According to the Hindu Puranas, we have 9 Navagrahas namely Surya(Sun), Chandra(Moon), Mangala(Mars), Budha(Mercury), Brihaspati (Jupiter), Sukra(Venus), Sani(Saturn), Rahu and Ketu for each graham we celebrate each day so it takes 9 days to celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi. Vinayaka Chavithi puja with 21 different leaves at the 9th day called as Ganesh Nima-Janam all these leaves and Lord Ganesh idol will Neymar Janam in water all these 21 leaves have different medical speciality will dissolve and kills bacteria in water and purify it.