A new form of Lord Ganesha idols that is gaining popularity in
The cost of lightweight eco-friendly Ganesha idols are much higher than the clay idols primarily due to the cost of the raw materials used. The making of the idol also needs extra care as the idol disintegrates soon if it comes into contact with water.
The greatest advantage of the lightweight idol is that it disintegrates fast during the Visarjan or immersion ceremony. But most people prefer it as it is easy to move from one place to another - A 10-foot-tall clay idol weighs nearly 200 kg while a lightweight idol of the same dimension weighs 50 kg.