Ganapati Bappa Morya!
Air is filled with this devotional call. It’s five days since Ganesh festival has started. There is peaceful aura and happiness all around, least the intrusion of loud, unbearable and non- devotional music and songs.
Every pandal and household having Ganesha, brings forth sense of spirituality. There is a kind of magical spell in the idols of this Lord of knowledge. The eyes seem to speak to devotees, understand their feelings and develop hope to have happiness and peace.
My content is not exactly about the beauty of Ganesha’s idol, but its social and environmental value. Much is spoken about environment- friendly Ganesha’s idol. Many people have realized the importance of buying idol made of soluble sand (Shadu- Devnagari script), instead of plaster-of-Paris.
What about social cause? There is an example set by simple, common yet social-sensitive lady. The noble and eye-catching act that is making rounds on social-networking sites is the Ganesha’s idol made of Chocolate by the same lady to whom I am dedicating this article.
|Unknown lady with great idea of making Lord Ganesha|
The lady, maybe an artist herself, from Pune (unfortunately her name is not known) is said to create Ganesha’s of chocolate and she immerses this idol on the last day, as per ritual and custom, not in water but in milk! Yes, the chocolate idol is immersed in milk and after it is dissolved, she serves the same chocolate milk to poor children. What a noble act! It is an out-way-thought of spreading happiness.
Though we all know that by feeding the poor children with such milk, once in a year will not bring great change in their health. But here, worth considering is her consideration and social responsibility. Along with celebration she also gets involved in great act. Her Devotion, Celebration and Art is so admirable that it should be considered by people
|Lord Ganesha Visarjan|