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Lightweight Eco-Friendly Ganesh Idols in Bangalore

A new form of Lord Ganesha idols that is gaining popularity in Bangalore is the Lightweight Eco-Friendly Ganesh. The idol is made from paper, tapioca powder and maida (a type of wheat flour). The weight of the idols is fifty percent less than the normal idols. Light weight Ganesh idols are preferred by people who opt for large Ganesha idols during Ganesh Chaturthi. It is easy to transport from one place to another.

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.

In Bangalore, the lightweight Eco-Friendly Ganesh Idols are sold by street vendors at Begur, Sarayipalya, Tannery Road, Nagavara etc.