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Indian artist creates green version of Hindu tradition

Indian artist creates green version of Hindu tradition

By: Eastern Eye Staff

Indian artist Dattadri Kothur is trying to address the issue of pollution caused by an annual Hindu tradition of immersing elaborately decorated idols of the elephant-headed god Ganesha in the sea, he decided to do something about it. The 30-year-old has come up with an environmentally friendly alternative that will make its debut during this year’s festival in the western city of Mumbai—and is already proving a huge hit. Kothur’s “Tree Ganesha” idols are made entirely out of organic materials that will disintegrate when they get wet, and are designed to be watered like a plant rather than immersed in…

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