Eco-friendly Ganesh workshop on Aug 25Around the city — By The Desk on August 22, 2012 at 2:29 PM
Sakaal Times: This Ganeshutsav, Puneites can revive the age-old tradition of using idols made of shaadu (natural clay), and help safeguard the environment.
City-based enterprise, eCoexist is giving people the opportunity to learn about the true significance of the deity and his links to nature.
The workshop titled ‘Ganesha: Born of the Earth’ will be held at The Loft on Bootee street in Camp on August 25 between 11 am to 4:30 pm.
This will be coupled with an opportunity to make a Ganesh idol with a master sculptor from the village of Pen.
Vedic Scholar and the founder of Vedshala in Satara, Vivek Godbole will talk about Ganesha’s connection with nature and the right way to worship the deity.
Shrikant Deokar, who has been keeping the traditional art of Ganesh idol making alive, will teach the participants about the symbolism and iconography of Ganesha.
He will also demonstrate the art of making Ganesh idols with natural clay. Hand-sculpted Ganesh idols made from shaadu, will be painted with natural colours using turmeric, multani mitti and geroo. Participants can register themselves by sending a mail to email@example.com.