Bhubaneshwar: Bhubaneshwar-based miniature artist crafted an eco-friendly idol of Lord Ganesh inside a bottle for Ganesh Chaturthi. L Eswar Rao hails from Jatni village in Khurda district and has chosen a unique way to wish Ganesh Chaturthi to the people through his creativity.
Speaking to ANI, “This time, I made an eco-friendly Ganesha idol by using a 350 ml bottle. This clay piece of art took me seven days to produce. It’s challenging to create art in a bottle.”
Ganesh Chaturthi, which will begin on August 31 this year, is celebrated with much pomp and zeal in several states across the country and 2022 marks the return of its celebration after 2 years of COVID-induced restrictions.
Also known as Ganeshotsav, this auspicious ten-day occasion starts with Chaturthi Tithi and ends on Anantha Chaturdashi. Devotees of Lord Ganesh, the god of wisdom and good fortune, mark his birth during the Shukla Paksha of Bhadrapada month.
People bring Lord Ganesh idols to their homes, observe fasts, prepare mouth-watering delicacies, pray to the Lord and observe rituals during this festival.
With 2022 bringing back the Ganesh Chaturthi festivities and only 2 days left for the occasion, preparations are in full swing across the nation.