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Sunday, 14 October 2012

Ganesh Immersion the aftermath

Each year thousands of idols are immersed in bodies of water all over the city.  I had read about the pollution caused by this but this year I went with a group of students on a beach cleanup to Aksa beach.

 Ganesh, Aksa beach, Mumbai

 Reading about the aftermath is absolutely no substitute for seeing it for real.  The idols look amazing on their way to the immersion, the workmanship and artistry that go into them is stunning but it's really  tragic to see them the next morning.

Frightening collection of immersed Ganesh idols
 Ganesh hand

At least we now have a group of committed students who are going to campaign for more eco friendly idols to be used in their celebrations next year.

Ganesh Idol

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