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Two eco-friendly Ganesha idols impress people of Udupi

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Udupi: Two artists have created an eco

friendly Ganesha using daily utilities. Venki Palimar did a 12X5 feet tall eco

friendly Ganesha has been unveiled at Chitralaya Art Gallery on account of Ganesha festival. The artwork will be exhibited at the Art Gallery for a month.  Baskets, mat, tray used for rolling beedi, ‘tadpe’ cotton clothes, arecanut sheaths, coir ...

Udupi: Two artists have created an eco-friendly Ganesha using daily utilities. Venki Palimar did a 12X5 feet tall eco- friendly Ganesha has been unveiled at Chitralaya Art Gallery on account of Ganesha festival. The artwork will be exhibited at the Art Gallery for a month.  Baskets, mat, tray used for rolling beedi, ‘tadpe’ cotton clothes, arecanut sheaths, coir have been used in the making of Ganesha. It took one week to complete the art work. 

Artist Mahesh Acharya of Marne in Udupi taluk has been preparing something unique during Ganesha festival every year. At a time when the Balapa slates are not much in use, he decided to carve Ganesha on the slate. After searching the market, he was finally able to get the material and carved Ganesha using it within three days. The Ganesha is carved in a dancing pose.

Earlier, he had prepared Ganesha idols using vegetables, chalk pieces, soap, thermocol, thermofoam, and other materials. Last year, he had prepared Ganesha using 3,500 ice cream sticks and 750 matchsticks. His name was registered in the India Book of Records for the same.

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