Indian artist creates green version of Hindu tradition Indian artist creates green version of Hindu tradition
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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