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GSB Seva Ganeshotsava Mandal Wadala – One of the popular Ganesh Chaturthi Pandals in Mumbai

The Ganesh Chaturthi Pandal of G.S.B. Sarvajanik Ganeshotsava Samiti Wadala is one of the most popular Vinayaka Chaturthi pandals in Mumbai and is also one of the richest Ganapati idols in the city. The G.S.B Ganesh idol hosted at the Dwarakanath Bhavan at Wadala near Dadar TT has a history of more than 50 years. The first Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav was held here in 1955.
G.S.B. Sarvajanik Ganeshotsava celebrations is noted for the use of eco-friendly materials and methods including the huge clay idol. The idol is usually adorned with 60 kilograms of gold and 175 kilograms of silver. The golden crown on the idol weighs around 22 kg.
The samiti is also in the forefront of philanthropic activities which includes offering Educational Aid, Scholarship to students, feeding to poor people, medical assistance to needy and deserving. The trust regularly contributes to a number of institutions engaged in Human Relief Activities apart from directly promoting Educational and Welfare Activities.

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 lightweig…