Kamat Hotels (India) Ltd. Ganpatree Initiative

What are Ganpatree?

 
Every year, millions of Ganesh idols, small, large and humongous, are drowned in rivers, lakes, and seas around the world during the Ganesh Chaturthi festival. As part of the ‘Visarjan’, these Ganesh idols make their way to the nearest water bodies where they are then casually submerged into the water. But they don’t dissolve immediately due to the materials used while preparing these Idols. With time, the paint and other synthetic materials on the idols peel off and start floating around in the water causing pollution. Airborne contaminants from these chemicals spread far and wide, polluting everything in close vicinity.

In order to avoid this, the concept of Ganpatree had been introduced, wherein the idol is made up of red soil, organic fertilizer and vegetable seeds. The seeds are mixed with mud to make the idol and they are also inserted into the mud pot. Organic fertilizer does not allow the seeds to dry up. On the submersion day, we don't immerse, but water It. Instead of immersing the idol into the waterbody, people can start watering the idol everyday. Due to this, the idol will start melting in the mud pot and the seed germination process will begin immediately. This is one of the ecological approaches that The Orchid Hotel advocates and follows.

Earlier, Ganesh idols were made up of natural elements like mud, clay (banka matti) and grass husk. The idol was then adorned with natural and organic colours like turmeric. Nowadays, idols are made of non-biodegradable material’s like POP (Plaster of Paris), Polystyrene (Thermocol), and plastic, which result in environmental pollution. Using Ganesh idols made up of clay and mud for pooja is traditional. It adds spiritual and devotional value to our pooja and offerings. You can use smaller idols, and it doesn’t matter as long as our devotion is big and our faith is great. God will not appreciate polluting Mother Nature in his name either. Preferably, going for a traditional clay Ganesha is what Lord Ganesha will want all of us to do. And let us adorn him with natural and organic colours.

Product Details:

  • Our product contains one pure clay-Ganesh idol (with no chemicals and colour), one recyclable plastic pot, coco peat, fertilizer, and seeds.
  • As the idols are made of pure clay, there might be small crack lines on the idol while making. It is not considered as a damaged product.
  • A small amount of paper has been added at the bottom of the pot so that the coco peat + fertilizer mixture does not slip away through the holes of the pot.

  • Ganesh Idol and the pot with coco peat + fertilizer come unattached. So customers can use this plant Ganesh as per the convenience during pooja.
  • While unpacking Ganesh, you should not remove the papers inside the idol or the pot.
  • Care should be taken not to pour water on Ganesh Idols until Nimarjan time. As the idol is made of pure clay, it will start to melt as soon as the water is poured on the idol.

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