Palava has always been envisioned as a green and environmentally conscious city. To further the same, this year Palava introduced a green Ganesha.
Replicating Mayureshwar of Morgaon, the first among the Asthavinayakas, renowned artist Haribaabu Naatesan created a Ganesh idol made completely of alum. Placed in Xperia Mall for 5 days, the Ganesha attracted shoppers and visitors alike who were seen seeking blessings.
Alum, locally known as ‘fitkari’, is a natural ingredient that is known for its purifying capabilities since the ancient times. The Ganesha idol at Palava, on visarjan, did not pollute the water but in fact cleaned it.
Palava has always been conscious of keeping natural surroundings clean and building new means of sustainability. The Green Ganesha further established the desire of the city to be seen as an environment friendly enclave.