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Mumbai: Ganapati idol made with 300kg snow draws large crowds

News Agencies | Updated on: 15 September 2016, 12:46 IST

With eco-friendly Ganpati idols making a trend this season, a Ganapati idol made of snow has emerged as a major attraction for devotees on the last day of Ganeshotsav in Mumbai.

The 5.50 feet tall, eco-friendly Ganapati has been made with 300 kilograms of soft snow and has been kept in a minus 10 degree enclosure at the "Snow world" theme based park in Mumbai.

Abhay and Sushant are the artists who have created this innovative Ganapati idol, besides other items. "Ever since the eco-friendly Ganapati concept has been introduced, we artists strive to prepare new and innovative Ganapati idols. I took 10 to 15 days to make this Ganapati," Abhay said.

"We had decided that we will complete it in these 10 to 15 days. It is made of soft snow and approximately 300 kgs of snow was used to make the eco-friendly Ganpati, keeping in mind that our environment is not disturbed," he added

"I saw Ganapati made of snow for the first time and felt really good while doing pooja and Aarti," said a devotee, Roshni.


First published: 15 September 2016, 12:46 IST