Kovid Kills And Expensive Soil, So Pop’s Ganpati Is Being Built

Artist filling colors in Ganesh ji idol.
– Photo : Amar Ujala Bureau, Bareilly

This time the artisans of the city are making plaster of paris Ganesh instead of clay

Bareilly. This time eco friendly Ganpatis are not being made anywhere in the city. They used to work on a large scale in three to four places in the city, but this time no artisan has made clay Ganpatis. Everyone has prepared Ganpati of POP only. The main reason for this is the cost of clay and increasing demand for POP statues in the market.
Artisans prepare sculptures on the Pilibhit bypass of the city, before the Satipur intersection, near Mahanagar, under the Kudeshia overbridge and on Kalam Marg. These people sell them themselves. The idol shopkeepers of the city also buy idols from them. Every year these people prepare clay idols in large numbers, but this time no artisan has prepared a single idol of clay. Everyone has prepared Ganpati of POP only.
Rupa, who is busy finalizing the idols on Abdul Kalam Marg, tells that clay is expensive. Not getting easily either. Work is also slow due to Kovid for two years. The cost of making clay idols is high. It takes about four thousand rupees to prepare a three-foot clay idol, while a POP idol of about six feet is ready for this much money. It also takes less time. There is also less chance of breakage during manufacturing. Right now recovering from Corona, only POP idols have been prepared.
Laxman, who is preparing the idols under the Kudeshiya gate, tells that this time the clay idols have not been made. The main reason for this is the inflation of soil and not easily accessible. Artisan Laxman told that this time he has also done some experiments with POP in terms of environment. These idols will also dissolve in water after immersion. They have not prepared it only through POP. Clay and coir with POP is used. The idols made from it will dissolve about fifty percent within an hour of immersion. After that the coconut husks will separate. About fifty percent of the POP will remain in the water.

This time the artisans of the city are making clay instead of plaster of Paris Ganesh

Bareilly. This time eco friendly Ganpati is not being made anywhere in the city. They used to work on a large scale in three to four places in the city, but this time no artisan has made clay Ganpatis. Everyone has prepared Ganpati of POP only. The main reason for this is the cost of clay and increasing demand for POP statues in the market.

Artisans prepare sculptures on the Pilibhit bypass of the city, before the Satipur intersection, near Mahanagar, under the Kudeshia overbridge and on Kalam Marg. These people sell them themselves. The idol shopkeepers of the city also buy idols from them. Every year these people prepare clay idols in large numbers, but this time no artisan has prepared a single idol of clay. Everyone has prepared Ganpati of POP only.

Rupa, who is busy finalizing the idols on Abdul Kalam Marg, tells that clay is expensive. Not getting easily either. Work is also slow due to Kovid for two years. The cost of making clay idols is high. It takes about four thousand rupees to prepare a three-foot clay idol, while a POP idol of about six feet is ready for this much money. It also takes less time. There is also less chance of breakage during manufacturing. Right now recovering from Corona, only POP idols have been prepared.

Laxman, who is preparing the idols under the Kudeshiya gate, tells that this time the clay idols have not been made. The main reason for this is the inflation of soil and not easily accessible. Artisan Laxman told that this time he has also done some experiments with POP in terms of environment. These idols will also dissolve in water after immersion. They have not prepared it only through POP. Clay and coir with POP is used. The idols made from it will dissolve about fifty percent within an hour of immersion. After that the coconut husks will separate. About fifty percent of the POP will remain in the water.

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( News Source – Amar Ujala )

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